In Ocean County the average age of COVID-19 fatalities is 78.8 years old

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County’s COVID-19 positive test rates are surging this week, with over 2,000 reported in the 7 days since Thanksgiving prior to Saturday.   On Saturday, the Ocean County Health Department reported 340 new cases and 27 new deaths.  In total 1,087 people have died in Ocean County from the virus since its recorded outbreak in March.  According to the Ocean County Health Department, the average age of those who have died from COVID-19 is 78.8 years old.

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There have been 0 deaths reported in children and teenagers up to the age of 18 years of age.  Just 1.93% of all deaths were in the 19 to 44 year old age group. 84% of all deaths were patients over the age of 75 years of age.

According to the CDC, the risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at the highest risk.  For example, people in their 50s are at higher risk for severe illness than people in their 40s. Similarly, people in their 60s or 70s are, in general, at higher risk for severe illness than people in their 50s. The greatest risk for severe illness from COVID-19 is among those aged 85 or older.

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Risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at the highest risk.

According to the Ocean County Health Department, the most frequently reported underlying condition incases resulting in death has been cardiovascular disease.

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