Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley have announced the new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County bringing the total to 3,252 overall as of Thursday afternoon.

Howell has the most cases in Monmouth County with 294, Middletown has 265 and Manalapan has 261 cases.

Here are the cases by town in Monmouth County according to the Freeholders and MCHD:

  • Aberdeen: 99
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 1
  • Asbury Park: 56
  • Atlantic Highlands: 12
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 9
  • Belmar: 4
  • Bradley Beach: 13
  • Brielle: 19
  • Colts Neck: 43
  • Deal: 21
  • Eatontown: 90
  • Englishtown: 10
  • Fair Haven: 15
  • Farmingdale: 9
  • Freehold Borough: 92
  • Freehold Township: 258
  • Hazlet: 124
  • Highlands: 12
  • Holmdel: 105
  • Howell: 294
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 48
  • Keyport: 35
  • Lake Como: 8
  • Little Silver: 24
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 163
  • Manalapan: 261
  • Manasquan: 20
  • Marlboro: 247
  • Matawan: 77
  • Middletown: 265
  • Millstone: 38
  • Monmouth Beach: 14
  • Neptune City: 17
  • Neptune Township: 175
  • Ocean: 145
  • Oceanport: 37
  • Red Bank: 60
  • Roosevelt: 2
  • Rumson: 23
  • Sea Bright: 8
  • Sea Girt: 8
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 21
  • Shrewsbury Township: 4
  • Spring Lake: 6
  • Spring Lake Heights: 12
  • Tinton Falls: 56
  • Union Beach: 16
  • Upper Freehold: 23
  • Wall: 105
  • West Long Branch: 39
  • Unknown: 5

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone held a press conference Thursday afternoon where he discussed a number of topics including the TakeOutInMonmouth initiative unveiled last week when he spoke to the media, which now includes more than 750 businesses on a website designed specifically for restaurant listings.

“Today, we are now adding breweries and wineries to this online list to further boost the local economy" Arnone said in a statement. "These business owners are our friends, neighbors and community leaders and we owe our support to these individuals and their employees during this difficult time.”

Freeholder Arnone also detailed his opposition to the Executive Order Governor Murphy signed this week which closed all state and county parks.

"I would like to publicly state that I do not support the indefinite closure of all county parks in New Jersey. I also find it unacceptable that we have no input as to when they will reopen. There are a number of options that could have been considered as an alternative to completely closing county parks, including limiting hours, days, et cetera," Arnone said in a statement. “The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has felt, throughout this entire pandemic, that our County parks are essential for our residents' mental health and a great choice for passive recreation. I promise that we will open our parks immediately as soon as the Executive Order is lifted."

You can hear/watch more from Freeholder Arnone in his Thursday briefing:

Here is some other news and notes regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in Monmouth County:

  • Jersey Shore Congressman Chris Smith announced that there is more than $4.5 million in emergency funding being awarded to local governments in New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District via the CARES Act which will help areas stabilize and recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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