73% of Toms River COVID-19 Deaths Happened at 9 Assisted Living Facilities

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – New Jersey State Department of Health records today shows 72 out of Toms River’s 98 COVID-19 fatalities occurred at nine different assisted living facilities.  According to the Ocean County Health Department, countywide, the deaths from COVID-19 are primarily victims over the age of 65 years old (79%).  14% of those who perished, 74, were between the ages of 45 and 64.   Only 10 people under the age of 44 have died as a result of the virus countywide.

65% of all deaths countywide have occurred at assisted living facilities.

The death toll for Ocean County during the COVID-19 pandemic right now stands at 547.  A new report by the New Jersey Department of Health shows that 357 of those deaths occurred within 39 assisted living facilities in the county.  That figure represents 65.2% of total deaths countywide.   190 patients have died outside of assisted care living facilities and according to the Center for Disease Control, co-morbidity due to underlying health conditions accounts for 78% of all COVID-19 deaths.  That would mean approximately 52 patients who died of COVID-19 in Ocean County died who did not have an underlying health ailment or were not lodged in an assisted living facility.

The reality is .008% of people who are healthy have died so far from the COVID-19 pandemic in Ocean County, which has an estimated population of 607,000 citizens. That is slightly less than 10% of 1%.  The chance of getting struck by lightning is 1 in 3,000.  The chance of dying from COVID-19 in Ocean County is 1 in 11,680.Ocean Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehab Toms River Twp 122 15

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Here’s where the majority of COVID-19 deaths in Ocean County have occurred.

Ocean Complete Care at Green Acres Toms River Twp 88 11
Ocean Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River Toms River Twp 21 7
Ocean Shore Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing center Toms River Twp 30 8
Ocean Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Toms River Twp 62 6
Ocean Complete Care at Bey Lea Toms River Twp 91 13
Ocean Complete Care at Arbors Haven Toms River Twp 4 1
Ocean Spring Oak of Toms River Toms River 7 1
Ocean The Chelsea at Toms River Toms River Twp 5 1


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