BREAKING: OCHD announces 32 new coronavirus cases in Ocean County; 26 in Lakewood

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.

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

Sources earlier confirmed to TLS there are additional cases in Lakewood which have not yet been processed through the Health Department.

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  1. Just to make everyone aware , those numbers are a drop in the bucket as Lakewood urgent cares and Doctors are not testing otherwise young and healthy individuals for the virus so as not to run out of tests. Doctors are telling patients that if you do have the symptoms to assume you have the virus and respond appropriately. That being said there is probably more than 100 times the cases that are being documented or posted and that individuals should assume that anyone that they may come in contact with is very likely to be a carrier of the virus currently even if as of yet they aren’t displaying symptoms, According to one Local Doctor at least 60 percent of Lakewood has the virus, some displaying symptoms currently, some not yet and some may never display but can still transmit the virus to you so please be careful and really really distance yourself from others and those that were in contact with anyone displaying symptoms even if they were not tested.

  2. I have all the symptoms of COVID 19, but staying home and resting.
    No point in going to a Doctor or to get tested.
    I spoke to many friends, many feel the same as me and are not getting tested.

    So there is way more than these numbers.
    Probably in the thousands.

    • Can it make the symptoms worse? getting more virus cells on you when trying to shake off a virus. Don’t know how smart that is.

      Think about the recent CNN report to reduce virus cells by washing inside your nose, etc. Long showers

  3. In fact many more people are sick. For example ME. I have fever chills coughing and stomach cramps. I called my doctor he said no point in getting test.since i have the symptoms i have to assume it is Covid 19. As long as i dont have difficulty breathing i should stay in my room. Which i am doing!
    So don’t be fooled by the low number of cases. Myltiply me by hundreds.The doctors advise to me is what many doctors ate telling patients. The reason that the doctors advise this is since it is safest for everybody if patient dosent circulate even to get tested .

  4. If so many people we’re already exposed (probably everyone in my opinion) WHY ARE WE STAYING HOME?? You need to realize that all these doomsday facts are not encouraging people to stay home. It encourages everyone to just drop the whole thing because the exposure is already complete. I believe that’s the case already. I’m just trying to toe the line and stay home as much as possible

  5. Everybody has a responsibility to help stop this from spreading more. Non-essential retailers; please do not allow people to enter your stores! Essential stores like groceries should change their business model to delivery only by hiring more people to do the shopping and delivery. Why wait any more? This is a matter of life and death!

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