Ocean County Positive Covid-19 Cases Climb To 954
The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 954 in the latest tally Monday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 155 new cases.
Lakewood Township has 399 of the 954 cases in Ocean County.
Toms River has the second most with 127, Brick has 94 cases.
A steady flow of people made their way through the Ocean County College drive through coronavirus testing site during its opening day on Monday.
When the site closed at 3 p.m., 126 residents were tested for Covid 19.
“Things are moving along smoothly,” Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye said. “We anticipate the same will happen as we move through the rest of the week.”
Regenye said 166 people have been tested at the site so far including 40 first responders and health care workers done prior to the site opening to the public.
Appointments were scheduled in advance for Ocean County residents on Monday.
“Our appointments are booked for Tuesday,” Regenye said. “But there are openings yet for Wednesday through Friday of this week. Because of the limited number of tests we have it remains imperative that people follow the requirements to be tested at the college.”
Here are the current number of positive cases in Ocean County:
|Little Egg Harbor||7|
|Long Beach Township||3|
|Ocean Twp. (Waretown)||4|
|Point Pleasant Beach||3|
|Point Pleasant Borough||28|
|South Toms River||10|
*The data represented above by the Ocean County Health Department identifies the municipality or mailing address which was self-reported by the resident at the time of testing. It may not necessarily represent the municipality of residence.
- The first case of the coronavirus to reach Ocean County was confirmed in Manchester Township when a 72-year old man contracted the disease.
- The potential exposure of the coronavirus to a Manchester Police Officer and EMT's who responded to a first aid call last week of a man who later tested positive for the disease led to them being asked to self-quarantine as a precaution.
- The Ocean County Health Department/Office of Emergency Management has opened up a drive-thru testing center for Ocean County residents at Ocean County College.
- Lakewood Police have broken up multiple weddings and other large social gatherings across different neighborhoods in the township over the last couple weeks, several criminal complaints were issued for violation of Governor Murphy's 'Do Not Gather' Directive.
- Ocean County Emergency Management and Ocean County Health Department officials are continuing to meet daily to not only address the ongoing pandemic but be prepared for any future events.
- As the amount of positive coronavirus cases continue to rise in New Jersey, Police Chiefs in Ocean County are coming up with alternate response methods to keep officers safe as well as residents.
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."