The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 3,273 in the latest tally Friday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 178 new cases.

Lakewood Township has 1,015 of the 3,273 cases in Ocean County.

Toms River has the second most with 541, Brick has 395 cases.

On Thursday, the Ocean County Health Department and County Government announced in a statement that they will continue to provide coronavirus tests during the week of April 13 at the drive thru testing site at Ocean County College but appointments will only be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“I extend the appreciation of the Board of Freeholders to the hospitals, the Ocean County Health Department, Ocean County College, and our Office of Emergency Management that have helped run this test site," Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari said. "The testing has gone very smoothly and all the agencies working there have gone above and beyond to make sure those giving the tests are safe and the public receiving the rests are also protected.”

Appointments must be scheduled in advance for Ocean County residents. The site is open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, weather permitting.

“We are meeting the testing needs of our residents and will reduce the number of test days to three at the college,” Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye said. “Should the need exist we will open up to five days again. Because of the limited number of tests we have, it still remains imperative that people follow the requirements to be tested at the college. We do not want anyone to show up at this testing site without following the requirements we have put in place. We are not going to do any health screenings at the site. It is just for testing for the virus.”

Here is the updated positive case count in Ocean County:

Barnegat97
Barnegat Light2
Bay Head3
Beach Haven5
Beachwood49
Berkeley243
Brick395
Eagleswood0
Harvey Cedars0
Island Heights3
Jackson288
Lacey90
Lakehurst9
Lakewood1015
Lavallette8
Little Egg Harbor39
Long Beach Township11
Manchester189
Mantoloking0
Ocean Gate3
Ocean Twp. (Waretown)17
Pine Beach3
Plumsted19
Point Pleasant Beach18
Point Pleasant Borough76
Seaside Heights17
Seaside Park3
Ship Bottom5
South Toms River34
Surf City3
Stafford84
Toms River541
Tuckerton4

*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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