OEM Official: 139 Patients on Ventilators in Ocean County Hospitals


TOMS RIVER-According to Steve Brennan of the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, at least 139 patients were on life-saving ventilators due to the coronavirus outbreak in Ocean County as of April 1st.   Brennan also reported that there continues to be heavy motor vehicle traffic along the Route 9 corridor.

Here’s how the county’s hospitals are faring, according to Brennan, in a post on the Toms River Township website:

Community Medical Center: 592 licensed beds, 50 beds available, 37 vents available, 26 being used, 11 remaining, 67 COVID+ patients admitted,

Monmouth Medical Center: 109 licensed beds, 51 beds available, 35 vents available, 9 being used, 26 remaining, 30 COVID+ patients admitted,

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Brick Hospital:  317 licensed beds, 37 vents available, 37 being used, 0 remaining, 36 COVID+ patients admitted, § Reconfiguring floors due to the number of people being treated in ICU and CCU.

Southern Ocean Medical Center:  156 licensed beds, 42 beds available, 18 vents available, 12 being used, 6 remaining, 22 COVID+ patients admitted,