Ocean County has had 7,455 positive coronavirus cases since March 9 including 709 last week and 89 new cases reported on Sunday. Lakewood has 2,006, Toms River 1,307 and Brick has 956.

Monmouth County has had 6,938 positive coronavirus cases including 585 last week and 83 new cases reported on Sunday. Freehold Township has 585, Howell 567 and Middletown has 562.

The number of hospitalizations, the number of those in intensive or critical care, and the number of people on ventilators all continues to drop.

Ocean County will continue to offer residents testing for the coronavirus at the drive thru testing site at OCC during the week of May 11 but with less hours for testing.

Doctors are getting a better handle on how to treat covid-19 patients in the hospital. Doctor Keith Rose of Hackensack University Medical Center says we now know certain anti-viral and anti-inflammatory drugs work better at different stages of the disease.

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