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, March 8, there are 187 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 fourth in the State.


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To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 53,569. As of March 8, there are 231 hospitalized, 40 in intensive care (ICU) and 24 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, March 9 in Long Branch from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 10 in Asbury Park from 9 a.m. to noon at the Asbury Park Transportation Center, 1 Municipal Plaza
  • Saturday, March 13 in Neptune from 9 a.m. to noon at the Neptune Senior Center, 1607 State Rt. 33

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.

As of March 1, MCHD has administered 9,788 tests, with 770 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:

 8-Mar    7-Mar
Aberdeen:14981490
Allenhurst:5959
Allentown:9898
Asbury Park:13891380
Atlantic Highlands:257257
Avon-by-the-Sea:164164
Belmar:438435
Bradley Beach:296295
Brielle:474472
Colts Neck:817815
Deal:246244
Eatontown:13401336
Englishtown:186186
Fair Haven:365364
Farmingdale:120120
Freehold Borough:13401341
Freehold Township:28882881
Hazlet:16141603
Highlands:309308
Holmdel:12801276
Howell:42394226
Interlaken:6666
Keansburg:936929
Keyport:571566
Lake Como:128128
Little Silver:484482
Loch Arbour:2222
Long Branch:35793573
Manalapan:32623255
Manasquan:448444
Marlboro:28162811
Matawan:894890
Middletown:49444930
Millstone Township:723719
Monmouth Beach:272272
Neptune City:417416
Neptune Township:27762768
Ocean:24902483
Oceanport:526522
Red Bank:14751469
Roosevelt:4747
Rumson:543538
Sea Bright:123122
Sea Girt:147147
Shrewsbury Borough:465464
Shrewsbury Township:9290
Spring Lake:196196
Spring Lake Heights:335334
Tinton Falls:14241414
Union Beach:446443
Upper Freehold:455451
Wall:21042098
West Long Branch:946945
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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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