The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 557 in the latest tally Friday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 89 new cases.

Lakewood Township has 236 of the 557 cases in Ocean County.

Toms River has the second most with 69, Jackson has 57 cases.

Barnegat12
Barnegat Light2
Bay Head1
Beach Haven0
Beachwood3
Berkeley33
Brick46
Eagleswood0
Harvey Cedars0
Island Heights1
Jackson57
Lacey14
Lakehurst0
Lakewood236
Lavallette1
Little Egg Harbor5
Long Beach Township2
Manchester26
Mantoloking0
Ocean Gate1
Ocean Twp. (Waretown)3
Pine Beach0
Plumsted3
Point Pleasant Beach2
Point Pleasant Borough20
Seaside Heights1
Seaside Park1
Ship Bottom2
South Toms River5
Surf City1
Stafford7
Toms River69
Tuckerton0

Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye said that if you experience symptoms such as a fever, dry cough or have difficulty breathing, start by remaining calm, then call your primary care physician, insurance company and even the Ocean County Health Department.

"If they do experience any of these symptoms the major thing is not to panic but to stay informed and contact their health care provider if they have any concerns," Regenye said. "If they're working with us, and we're either self-monitoring or we're working with them to be tested...if their symptoms get worse, we would ask them not to present themselves at the hospital or their physicians office. Work with us and we'll get you to the proper level of care with the proper notice to those establishments so you can get the proper level of treatment that's needed."

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