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: 1378 1370
Allenhurst: 57 57
Allentown: 91 91
Asbury Park: 1296 1290
Atlantic Highlands: 246 246
Avon-by-the-Sea: 154 152
Belmar: 408 407
Bradley Beach: 278 278
Brielle: 449 449
Colts Neck: 772 771
Deal: 234 234
Eatontown: 1262 1259
Englishtown: 176 177
Fair Haven: 328 327
Farmingdale: 106 106
Freehold Borough: 1279 1279
Freehold Township: 2727 2723
Hazlet: 1467 1458
Highlands: 278 273
Holmdel: 1183 1179
Howell: 3917 3908
Interlaken: 57 57
Keansburg: 861 855
Keyport: 523 520
Lake Como: 122 121
Little Silver: 446 445
Loch Arbour: 16 16
Long Branch: 3379 3367
Manalapan: 3059 3046
Manasquan: 414 413
Marlboro: 2649 2643
Matawan: 832 831
Middletown: 4554 4541
Millstone Township: 678 677
Monmouth Beach: 250 249
Neptune City: 386 385
Neptune Township: 2586 2577
Ocean: 2286 2282
Oceanport: 490 487
Red Bank: 1417 1415
Roosevelt: 46 46
Rumson: 491 490
Sea Bright: 108 108
Sea Girt: 141 141
Shrewsbury Borough: 441 442
Shrewsbury Township: 84 84
Spring Lake: 187 186
Spring Lake Heights: 323 321
Tinton Falls: 1333 1331
Union Beach: 398 399
Upper Freehold: 430 428
Wall: 1960 1955
West Long Branch: 891 887
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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