The Ocean County Health Department, which reports the number of new infections and deaths in the county each day, said that Lakewood had just two new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, the lowest number of new confirmed cases since March.
Sources tell TLS that, for the past several weeks, new Covid-19 cases in Lakewood have mostly come from routine testing, and that most new coronavirus patients have not had any symptoms.
Additionally, the OCHD said that the number of deaths in Lakewood attributable to Covid-19 went down. On June 12, 173 Lakewood deaths were attributed to coronavirus, today that number is down to 170. It isn’t clear why the number of Covid-related deaths went down, but it appears to be that some deaths were believed to have been from coronavirus, but were later confirmed not to have been.