The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 1,710 in the latest tally Friday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 230 new cases.

Lakewood Township has 599 of the 1,710 cases in Ocean County.

Toms River has the second most with 280, Brick has 174 cases.

Here is the updated positive case count in Ocean County:

Barnegat Light2
Bay Head2
Beach Haven4
Harvey Cedars0
Island Heights2
Little Egg Harbor17
Long Beach Township6
Ocean Gate0
Ocean Twp. (Waretown)6
Pine Beach0
Point Pleasant Beach5
Point Pleasant Borough52
Seaside Heights6
Seaside Park2
Ship Bottom5
South Toms River20
Surf City2
Toms River280

*The data represented above by the Ocean County Health Department identifies the municipality or mailing address which was self-reported by the resident at the time of testing. It may not necessarily represent the municipality of residence.

Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye said that if you experience symptoms such as a fever, dry cough or have difficulty breathing, start by remaining calm, then call your primary care physician, insurance company and even the Ocean County Health Department.

"If they do experience any of these symptoms the major thing is not to panic but to stay informed and contact their health care provider if they have any concerns," Regenye said. "If they're working with us, and we're either self-monitoring or we're working with them to be tested...if their symptoms get worse, we would ask them not to present themselves at the hospital or their physicians office. Work with us and we'll get you to the proper level of care with the proper notice to those establishments so you can get the proper level of treatment that's needed."

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