The amount of positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Ocean County has risen to 954 in the latest tally Monday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department which includes 155 new cases.

Lakewood Township has 399 of the 954 cases in Ocean County.

Toms River has the second most with 127, Brick has 94 cases.

A steady flow of people made their way through the Ocean County College drive through coronavirus testing site during its opening day on Monday.

When the site closed at 3 p.m., 126 residents were tested for Covid 19.

“Things are moving along smoothly,” Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye said. “We anticipate the same will happen as we move through the rest of the week.”

Regenye said 166 people have been tested at the site so far including 40 first responders and health care workers done prior to the site opening to the public.

Appointments were scheduled in advance for Ocean County residents on Monday.

“Our appointments are booked for Tuesday,” Regenye said. “But there are openings yet for Wednesday through Friday of this week. Because of the limited number of tests we have it remains imperative that people follow the requirements to be tested at the college.”

Here are the current number of positive cases in Ocean County:

Barnegat23
Barnegat Light2
Bay Head2
Beach Haven3
Beachwood7
Berkeley58
Brick94
Eagleswood0
Harvey Cedars0
Island Heights1
Jackson90
Lacey22
Lakehurst1
Lakewood399
Lavallette2
Little Egg Harbor7
Long Beach Township3
Manchester42
Mantoloking0
Ocean Gate0
Ocean Twp. (Waretown)4
Pine Beach0
Plumsted4
Point Pleasant Beach3
Point Pleasant Borough28
Seaside Heights5
Seaside Park2
Ship Bottom2
South Toms River10
Surf City1
Stafford12
Toms River127
Tuckerton0

*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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