Ocean County Surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 Cases; Toms River Nearing 1,000


TOMS RIVER-According to today’s figures released by the Ocean County Health Department, the number of COVID-19 cases in Ocean County has passed 5,000, far below an early March doom and gloom prediction of 100,000 by May forecasted by the Toms River Patch initially.  There are now 5,171 cases.

According to both Governor Phil Murphy and President Donald Trump, the curve is being flattened, but infections are still growing, but not at the rate of just one week ago.

Lakewood still leads the county with 1,403, but the infection rate per thousand is creeping upwards in nearby Toms River.  Toms River now accounts for 17.4% of all COVID-19 cases while Lakewood Township accounts for 27.1% of all confirmed cases, according to OCHD figures released today.   Brick Township is host to 13.7% of cases and Jackson Township has just 8.7% of all cases countywide.

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Two small shore towns, Harvey Cedars and Mantoloking have yet to have a positive case reported.

According to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, new hospitalizations have decreased in the past 24 hours.

As of today, the Governor released the following hospitalization statistics.

“Sadly, we’ve lost an additional 314 New Jerseyans. We’ve now lost a total of 5,063 New Jerseyans to this virus,” Murphy said today.  “We continue to see the curve of new cases remains significantly flat. This a positive step in our fight – but we’re not close to even considering claiming victory.”

7,210 residents hospitalized.
1,983 individuals in either critical or intensive care
1,570 ventilators in use.
84 patients at our field medical stations
745 discharges

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Town Name Number of Cases
Lakewood 1403
Toms River 901
Brick 677
Jackson 453
Berkeley 381
Manchester 352
Barnegat 164
Stafford 161
Lacey 136
Point Pleasant Borough 118
Little Egg Harbor 80
Beachwood 69
South Toms River 55
Plumsted 35
Point Pleasant Beach 30
Ocean Twp. (Waretown) 28
Seaside Heights 20
Lakehurst 19
Long Beach Township 18
Tuckerton 10
Ocean Gate 8
Pine Beach 8
Bay Head 7
Island Heights 7
Lavallette 7
Ship Bottom 6
Beach Haven 5
Eagleswood 4
Surf City 4
Seaside Park 3
Barnegat Light 2
Harvey Cedars
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