As the curve keeps on flattening and less and less people are being reported infected or hospitalized our Townsquare Media Jersey Shore News Team will post a weekly report of the cases coming out of Monmouth and Ocean County's instead of a daily report.

In Monmouth County there have been 7,200 positive cases as of Friday morning May 15 with Middletown having the most cases for a single town followed by Freehold Township and Howell, as reported by Monmouth County Freeholders Tom Arnone and Sue Kiley.

Here is how the daily cases break down for Monmouth County this week:

  • Saturday May 9: 74 new cases reported bringing total to 6,855.
  • Sunday May 10: 83 new cases reported bringing total to 6,938.
  • Monday May 11: 91 new cases reported brining total to 7,029.
  • Tuesday May 12: 39 new cases reported bringing total to 7,068.
  • Wednesday May 13: 72 new cases reported bringing total to 7,140.
  • Thursday May 14: 60 new cases reported bringing total to 7,200.
  • Cases this week: 419.

In Ocean County there have been 7,714 positive cases as of Friday morning May 15 with Lakewood having the most followed by Toms River and Brick, as reported by the Ocean County Health Department.

Here is how the daily cases break down for Ocean County this week:

  • Saturday May 9: 101 new cases reported bringing total to 7,376.
  • Sunday May 10: 89 new cases reported bringing total to 7,455.
  • Monday May 11: 103 new cases reported bringing total to 7,558.
  • Tuesday May 12: 8 new cases reported bringing total to 7,566.
  • Wednesday May 13: 87 new cases reported bringing total to 7,653.
  • Thursday May 14: 61 new cases reported bringing total to 7,714.
  • Cases this week: 429.

Here are some of the Jersey Shore Covid-19 stories that made News this week:

  • Brick Township is looking to add outdoor dining areas to all their local restaurants this summer. An ordinance up for a vote later this month would make it easier for restaurants to establish outdoor dining areas by allowing any restaurant owner to apply for a seasonal outdoor dining permit. Brick Mayor John Ducey said outdoor dining would give restaurants additional seating when they re-open with state regulations like social distancing in place that would otherwise limit how many guests are allowed indoors.
  • Monmouth County State Senator Vin Gopal had a pair of Covid-19 related bills advance through the Senate this week. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved both pieces of legislation, one of which would allow licensed restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages through takeout and delivery while also allowing distilleries to sell alcoholic beverages through takeout.The second piece of legislation would allow licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests authorized and approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
  • Diocese of Trenton Catholic Bishop David O'Connell celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving and Support via livestream for front line and essential workers, health care workers, first responders and frontline workers.
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