Monmouth County has 647 positive cases of COVID-19 as of March 27

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Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that as of March 27, there were 647 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.

The freeholders said that beginning on March 28, and on every Saturday to follow, the state-run testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will be dedicated to testing symptomatic health care workers and first responders with valid credentials only, according to a press release.

In addition, the PNC Bank Arts Center site will open to the general public on Mondays and Wednesdays and perform 500 tests per day instead of the 250 tests that had been performed daily, according to the press release.

The freeholders said Monmouth County’s healthcare workers and first responders need  personal protective equipment which has become increasingly scarce due to the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

Donations of these items are being accepted at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520), Lincroft, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information, or to arrange the drop-off of personal protective equipment, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. The phone number is staffed every day, including weekends.

Monmouth County news updates and information regarding the COVID-19 situation are posted at www.visitmonmouth.com