Health Department announces first COVID-19 death in Ocean County

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[COURTESY OF NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH]

OCEAN COUNTY — The Ocean County Department of Health confirmed the first coronavirus-related death in Ocean County on Thursday. This was the ninth death in New Jersey.

It is with great sadness and our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends that the Ocean County Health Department  is reporting our first COVID-19-related death in Ocean County,” the department said in a press release.

The department said that is not releasing information or residence of the decedent, but said the person was “high risk based on age with underlying medical conditions.

There are now 48 confirmed cases in Ocean County as of Friday morning after an 32 more people tested positive on Thursday.

The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is reporting that 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Ocean County. The additional cases bring the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 48 in Ocean County as of March 19, 2020.

Below is a list of towns and the current total number of cases:

Barnegat: 2 Cases
Berkeley: 2 Cases
Brick: 1 Case
Jackson: 5 Cases
Lakewood: 26 Cases
Little Egg Harbor: 1 Case
Manchester: 3 Cases
Point Pleasant Borough: 1 Case (Earlier reports erroneously identified this case from Point Pleasant Beach)
Toms River: 4 Cases
Stafford: 2 Cases
Surf City: 1 Case

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