92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: May 21 9AM
Ocean County health officials reported 100 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday for a total of 8,112 dating back to march 9th when a Manchester resident contracted the virus. Lakewood has the most in the county with 2,194 followed by Toms River with 1,392 and Brick with 1,020.
Monmouth County health officials reported 70 cases Wednesday. Middletown leads the county with 627 followed by freehold township with 617 and howell with 588.
Governor Murphy announced the expansion of coronavirus testing Wednesday to include Walmart who will be offering self-administered swab tests starting next week.
The Jersey School Boards Association is out with a new report that looks at multiple issues concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and restarting school in the fall.
Starting next week, food stamp recipients in New Jersey will be able to use their benefits to buy groceries online, including from Amazon, in a move designed to help people stay at home during the pandemic.