Covid-19 Update

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone and County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that today, Jan. 4, there are 172 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There is one new death being reported today related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County.

The County Commissioners and the Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) are strongly urging residents to do their part to slow the spread by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering when social distancing is not possible, not gathering in large crowds, washing their hands and staying home when sick.

In comparison to the number of new positive cases in all 21 counties in New Jersey, Monmouth County is currently ranked fifth in the State.


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To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 33,285. As of Jan. 4, there are 486 hospitalized, 82 in intensive care (ICU) and 63 on ventilators in Monmouth County due to COVID-19.

Monmouth County will offer free COVD-19 testing for County residents at locations that allow tests to be administered inside and outside, depending on the weather. The schedule for this week is as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 7 in Neptune from 9 a.m. to noon at the Neptune First Aid Station, 5 Neptune Blvd.
  • Friday, Jan. 8 in Long Branch from 4- 7p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.

Residents should note the clinic has 200 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day. Residents are encouraged to fill out the testing requisition form ahead of testing in order to expedite the process.

MCHD has administered 8,056 tests, with 567 positive results, as part of the County’s COVID-19 Free Testing Program, which began in July. MCHD is conducting contact tracing for all residents who test positive.

Residents with general questions or concerns about the COVID-19 are able to contact the MCHD phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

When the phone bank is not operational, please visit the MCHD website at for general information related to COVID-19. Residents can also visit the NJ 211 website for additional information at or by dialing 2-1-1.

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage located at

The breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases by municipality is as follows:

  4-Jan     3-Jan
Aberdeen: 910 908
Allenhurst: 48 47
Allentown: 58 58
Asbury Park: 846 844
Atlantic Highlands: 147 143
Avon-by-the-Sea: 93 93
Belmar: 246 245
Bradley Beach: 185 184
Brielle: 265 264
Colts Neck: 500 500
Deal: 182 182
Eatontown: 870 861
Englishtown: 125 123
Fair Haven: 222 222
Farmingdale: 66 66
Freehold Borough: 1008 1010
Freehold Township: 1887 1882
Hazlet: 985 978
Highlands: 171 170
Holmdel: 788 783
Howell: 2635 2632
Interlaken: 48 49
Keansburg: 567 562
Keyport: 348 347
Lake Como: 85 85
Little Silver: 238 236
Loch Arbour: 12 11
Long Branch: 2291 2271
Manalapan: 1923 1917
Manasquan: 228 223
Marlboro: 1759 1754
Matawan: 615 614
Middletown: 2995 2979
Millstone Township: 419 417
Monmouth Beach: 138 137
Neptune City: 251 250
Neptune Township: 1705 1697
Ocean: 1556 1547
Oceanport: 283 277
Red Bank: 1057 1052
Roosevelt: 28 28
Rumson: 281 277
Sea Bright: 79 79
Sea Girt: 111 110
Shrewsbury Borough: 274 272
Shrewsbury Township: 58 58
Spring Lake: 108 108
Spring Lake Heights: 198 197
Tinton Falls: 850 846
Union Beach: 232 233
Upper Freehold: 310 308
Wall: 1355 1344
West Long Branch: 646 643
Unknown: 0 0


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