Numbers Remain High on New Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations, Testing

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, “as we battle this virus through the second wave that has enveloped our nation and our state,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in making the announcement on November 22.

The extension — the ninth consecutive declared by Murphy since the pandemic struck in March — came on a day when the state had 3,998 new positive cases for a cumulative total of 306,007 cases.

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There also were 15 new confirmed deaths, bringing the statewide total to nearly 14,949 lives lost related to the coronavirus. According to the state's COVID dashboard, the positivity rate is now up to 1.35, higher than the target rate of 1.0, where it was for much of the summer. 

There are now 2,693 hospitalized patients due to the virus, including 537 in the intensive care unit and 240 requiring ventilators, while 247 persons were discharged. In addition, more than 5.6 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests have been performed,

“As we approach the holidays, protect yourself and your loved ones,” Murphy tweeted. “Wear a mask. Social distance. Avoid large gatherings.”

Originally declared on March 9, the executive order declaring a public health emergency was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1 and August 27, September 25 and October 24.

Executive Order 200 extends all executive orders issued under the governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any executive branch departments and agencies in response to the public health emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the governor's office.

Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.  Click here for Executive Order 200. 

In Monmouth County on November 22, there were 288 new positive cases of COVID-19 — the seventh highest total of all 21 counties — and no new deaths related to COVID-19.

 

Here is the breakdown of cumulative positive COVID-19 cases by municipality:

 

November 22

November 21

Aberdeen:

482

478

Allenhurst:

31

31

Allentown:

29

25

Asbury Park:

492

481

Atlantic Highlands:

84

82

Avon-by-the-Sea:

45

42

Belmar:

Belmar officials on November 21 reported 47 current cases after recoveries and individuals who live in other municipalities but share the Belmar 07719 zip code are removed from the borough’s total.

113

112

Bradley Beach:

115

113

Brielle:

137

135

Colts Neck:

257

253

Deal:

135

135

Eatontown:

532

525

Englishtown:

78

78

Fair Haven:

110

107

Farmingdale:

26

26

Freehold Borough:

596

593

Freehold Township:

1107

1095

Hazlet:

580

577

Highlands:

86

86

Holmdel:

473

467

Howell:

1436

1431

Interlaken:

26

25

Keansburg:

306

301

Keyport:

188

186

Lake Como:

50

50

Little Silver:

123

123

Loch Arbour:

9

9

Long Branch:

1280

1270

Manalapan:

1090

1081

Manasquan:

124

123

Marlboro:

1050

1032

Matawan:

376

374

Middletown:

1579

1550

Millstone Township:

200

197

Monmouth Beach:

62

62

Neptune City:

136

133

Neptune Township:

983

973

Ocean:

879

870

Oceanport:

145

141

Red Bank:

595

575

Roosevelt:

17

17

Rumson:

136

135

Sea Bright:

41

41

Sea Girt:

45

44

Shrewsbury Borough:

130

126

Shrewsbury Township:

27

26

Spring Lake:

62

61

Spring Lake Heights:

94

94

Tinton Falls:

429

423

Union Beach:

111

108

Upper Freehold:

154

150

Wall:

761

751

West Long Branch:

478

475

Unknown:

0

0

 

  • Click here for the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard.
  • Click here for Monmouth County’s latest coronavirus information.
  • Click here for COVID-19 testing information.

 

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