The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 3,105 in the latest tally Thursday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 259 new cases.

Lakewood Township has 987 of the 3,105 cases in Ocean County.

Toms River has the second most with 508, Brick has 382 cases.

Here is the updated positive case count in Ocean County:

Barnegat Light2
Bay Head3
Beach Haven5
Harvey Cedars0
Island Heights3
Little Egg Harbor31
Long Beach Township8
Ocean Gate3
Ocean Twp. (Waretown)14
Pine Beach3
Point Pleasant Beach16
Point Pleasant Borough70
Seaside Heights15
Seaside Park3
Ship Bottom5
South Toms River33
Surf City3
Toms River508

*The Ocean County Health Department said that the data above 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.

Here are some news and notes regarding the Coronavirus impacts in Ocean County:

  • Lakewood Police have broken up multiple weddings, engagement parties, funerals and other large social gatherings across different neighborhoods in the township over the last few weeks, several criminal complaints were issued for violation of Governor Murphy's 'Do Not Gather' Directive.

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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