FREEHOLD – Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that today, Nov. 23, there are 215 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There are three new deaths being reported today related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County.
In comparison to the number of new positive cases in all 21 counties in New Jersey, Monmouth County is currently ranked ninth in the State.
To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 18,873. As of Nov. 23, there are 326 hospitalized, 41 in intensive care (ICU) and 21 on ventilators in Monmouth County due to COVID-19.
Monmouth County will offer free COVD-19 testing for County residents at locations that allow tests to be administered inside and outside, depending on the weather. The schedule for this week is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Long Branch from 4 to 7 p.m., Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wibur Ray Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 in Neptune from 9 a.m. to noon, Neptune First Aid, 5 Neptune Blvd.
Residents should note that clinics have 200 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day.
The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) has administered 5,369 tests, with 155 positive results, as part of the County’s COVID-19 Free Testing Program, which began in July. MCHD is conducting contact tracing for all residents who test positive.
See the breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases by municipality here: https://bit.ly/39hDkq6