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, Feb. 8, there are 226 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 third in the State.


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To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 46,624. As of Feb. 8, there are 356 hospitalized, 52 in intensive care (ICU) and 37 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:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Long Branch from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Keansburg from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Point Comfort Firehouse, 192 Carr Avenue

Residents should note the clinic has 200 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day.

Information about the County’s COVID-19 testing program is available on www.visitmonmouth.com. Residents are encouraged to fill out the testing requisition form ahead of testing in order to expedite the process.

MCHD has administered 9,246 tests, with 713 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 www.visitmonmouth.com/health for general information related to COVID-19. Residents can also visit the NJ 211 website for additional information at www.nj211.org/coronavirus-covid-19 or by dialing 2-1-1.

The vaccine sites at iPlay America in Freehold, Middletown and Neptune are permanently closed. Individuals with previously scheduled second dose appointments at these sites will now go to the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, at 4000 Kozloski Road, for their originally scheduled date and time.

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage located at www.visitmonmouth.com/health. Please do not go to a vaccination clinic without a confirmed appointment. There are no extra vaccines available at the clinics.

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

  8-Feb     7-Feb
Aberdeen: 1271 1270
Allenhurst: 55 55
Allentown: 90 90
Asbury Park: 1176 1172
Atlantic Highlands: 230 230
Avon-by-the-Sea: 145 145
Belmar: 374 372
Bradley Beach: 269 269
Brielle: 413 412
Colts Neck: 713 712
Deal: 222 221
Eatontown: 1189 1184
Englishtown: 158 158
Fair Haven: 315 313
Farmingdale: 101 101
Freehold Borough: 1228 1226
Freehold Township: 2598 2593
Hazlet: 1353 1353
Highlands: 250 249
Holmdel: 1101 1096
Howell: 3707 3704
Interlaken: 54 54
Keansburg: 802 802
Keyport: 492 491
Lake Como: 111 111
Little Silver: 409 406
Loch Arbour: 15 15
Long Branch: 3149 3137
Manalapan: 2846 2841
Manasquan: 385 384
Marlboro: 2452 2444
Matawan: 793 790
Middletown: 4244 4229
Millstone Township: 641 639
Monmouth Beach: 225 225
Neptune City: 348 347
Neptune Township: 2384 2380
Ocean: 2145 2142
Oceanport: 415 410
Red Bank: 1362 1358
Roosevelt: 46 46
Rumson: 445 444
Sea Bright: 104 104
Sea Girt: 137 137
Shrewsbury Borough: 415 415
Shrewsbury Township: 76 75
Spring Lake: 177 177
Spring Lake Heights: 302 302
Tinton Falls: 1239 1236
Union Beach: 352 350
Upper Freehold: 405 405
Wall: 1858 1854
West Long Branch: 838 836
Unknown: 0 0

 

If you would like to read more Monmouth County news updates and information regarding the COVID-19 situation, go to www.visitmonmouth.com.


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