Monmouth County reports 1,482 positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 2

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Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of April 2, there are 1,482 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.

“It is so important to remember that the best defense we have against COVID-19 is social distancing,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “No matter where you are, you should be practicing social distancing, whether you are at work, a grocery store, getting takeout, outside taking a walk or riding a bike and even in your homes. We need everyone to do their part to help slow the spread.”

The breakdown by municipality is as follows, according to a press release: Aberdeen Township: 43; Allentown: 1; Asbury Park: 24; Atlantic Highlands: 8; Avon-by-the-Sea: 3; Belmar: 4; Bradley Beach: 7; Brielle: 10; Colts Neck: 23; Deal: 7; Eatontown: 47;

And, Englishtown: 7; Fair Haven: 13; Farmingdale: 6; Freehold Borough: 15; Freehold Township: 111; Hazlet: 59; Highlands: 6; Holmdel: 55; Howell: 116; Keansburg: 30; Keyport: 10; Lake Como: 4; Little Silver: 17; Loch Arbour: 1; Long Branch: 55;

Also, Manalapan: 130; Manasquan: 14; Marlboro: 110; Matawan: 33; Middletown: 137; Millstone Township: 14; Monmouth Beach: 5; Neptune City: 9; Neptune Township: 66; Ocean Township: 54; Oceanport: 18;

And, Red Bank: 29; Rumson: 19; Sea Bright: 2; Sea Girt: 5; Shrewsbury Borough: 16; Shrewsbury Township: 3; Spring Lake: 5; Spring Lake Heights: 7; Tinton Falls: 27; Union Beach: 1; Upper Freehold Township: 15; Wall Township: 55; and West Long Branch: 19.

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

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. April 3. For additional information, or to arrange the drop-off of personal protective equipment, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.

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