FREEHOLD, NJ – Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that today, Dec. 14, there are 394 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There is one new death 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 second in the State.
To date, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Monmouth County since March is 25,644. As of Dec. 14, there are 418 hospitalized, 79 in intensive care (ICU) and 60 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, Dec. 15 in Freehold from 9 a.m. to noon, Freehold Borough Fire Department (Main Building), 49 W. Main St.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 in Neptune from 9 a.m. to noon, Neptune First Aid, 5 Neptune Blvd.
Thursday, Dec. 17 in Long Branch has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Residents should note that clinics have 200 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day.
Also on Tuesday, Dec. 15, Monmouth County will offer free mobile COVID-19 testing specifically for healthcare workers and first responders in Manalapan from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manalapan Township Recreation Area, 120 County Road 522. There will be 100 tests available at this site.
The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) has administered 7,052 tests, with 466 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.
Residents with general questions or concerns about the COVID-19 are able to contact the MCHD phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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