JACKSON, NJ – Jackson Township today broke its single day total for COVID-19 positive cases with 61. Countywide, 342 new cases were reported. Jackson had the single highest number of recorded cases with 61. There were 12 deaths recorded today as well countywide. Ocean County saw 342 new cases with 61 in Jackson, 58 in Toms River, 35 in Lakewood, and 46 in Brick. Although today, Jackson led the county, the new epicenter of the virus has become Toms River. On Monday, Toms River officials abruptly announced the closure of the municipal courts. No reason was given. Last week, Jackson schools instituted a remote learning schedule after an increase in COVID-19 cases in the school district was reported among students and faculty.
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