Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that as of March 30, there are 1,033 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.
“While this number is undoubtedly high, it is important to note that Monmouth County continues to move down on the list of New Jersey counties with the most cases and is now seventh,” Arnone said. “I want to thank everyone who is doing their part in this fight against COVID-19 and practicing social distancing.
“The fact that Monmouth County went from having the third highest number of positive cases out of the 21 counties last week to the seventh highest this week is a testament to the effectiveness of social distancing,” Arnone said. “I urge everyone to continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and staying home when sick.”
The breakdown by municipality is as follows, according to a press release: Aberdeen Township: 33; Asbury Park: 13; Atlantic Highlands: 6; Avon-by-the-Sea: 2; Belmar: 2; Bradley Beach: 4; Brielle: 6; Colts Neck: 23; Deal: 5; Eatontown: 33.
And, Englishtown: 8; Fair Haven: 12; Farmingdale: 5; Freehold Borough: 7; Freehold Township: 90; Hazlet: 42; Highlands: 3; Holmdel: 36; Howell: 72; Keansburg: 23; Keyport: 7; Lake Como: 4; Little Silver: 14; Long Branch: 39/
Also, Manalapan: 71; Manasquan: 14; Marlboro: 78; Matawan: 29; Middletown: 103; Millstone Township: 9; Monmouth Beach: 4; Neptune City: 6; Neptune Township: 35; Ocean Township: 36; Oceanport: 12; Red Bank: 20; Rumson: 15/
And, Sea Bright: 1; Sea Girt: 6; Shrewsbury Borough: 11; Shrewsbury Township: 4; Spring Lake: 3; Spring Lake Heights: 6; Tinton Falls: 20; Upper Freehold Township: 9; Wall Township: 36; and West Long Branch: 16.
“We are happy to report there have already been a number of donations of personal protective equipment,” Kiley said. “While we are grateful for these donations, our healthcare workers and first responders are still in desperate need for more.”
Donations of personal protective equipment 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, according to the press release from the county.
Monmouth County news updates and information regarding the COVID-19 situation are posted at www.visitmonmouth.com