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. 22, there are 148 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There are no new deaths 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 sixth in the State.


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To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 49,924. As of Feb. 22, there are 269 hospitalized, 45 in intensive care (ICU) and 33 on ventilators in Monmouth County due to COVID-19.

Monmouth County will offer free COVID-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. 23 in Long Branch from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 in Asbury Park from 9 a.m. to noon at the Asbury Park Transportation Center, 1 Municipal Plaza.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 in Freehold from 9 a.m. to noon at the Freehold Borough Fire Department, 49 W. Main St.

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 9,571 tests, with 753 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.

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:

 22-Feb    21-Feb
Aberdeen:13781370
Allenhurst:5757
Allentown:9191
Asbury Park:12961290
Atlantic Highlands:246246
Avon-by-the-Sea:154152
Belmar:408407
Bradley Beach:278278
Brielle:449449
Colts Neck:772771
Deal:234234
Eatontown:12621259
Englishtown:176177
Fair Haven:328327
Farmingdale:106106
Freehold Borough:12791279
Freehold Township:27272723
Hazlet:14671458
Highlands:278273
Holmdel:11831179
Howell:39173908
Interlaken:5757
Keansburg:861855
Keyport:523520
Lake Como:122121
Little Silver:446445
Loch Arbour:1616
Long Branch:33793367
Manalapan:30593046
Manasquan:414413
Marlboro:26492643
Matawan:832831
Middletown:45544541
Millstone Township:678677
Monmouth Beach:250249
Neptune City:386385
Neptune Township:25862577
Ocean:22862282
Oceanport:490487
Red Bank:14171415
Roosevelt:4646
Rumson:491490
Sea Bright:108108
Sea Girt:141141
Shrewsbury Borough:441442
Shrewsbury Township:8484
Spring Lake:187186
Spring Lake Heights:323321
Tinton Falls:13331331
Union Beach:398399
Upper Freehold:430428
Wall:19601955
West Long Branch:891887
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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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