Nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported overnight in Monmouth, Ocean Counties

FREEHOLD, NJ – Overnight, Jersey Shore area health officials reported nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone and County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that today there are 507 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There are six new deaths being reported today related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County.

The Ocean County Health Department is reporting 436 new positive cases today in Ocean County. The additional cases bring the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 36,076 as of 8:29am Saturday, January 9, 2021, between the Ocean County and Long Beach Island Health Departments.

The County Commissioners and the Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) are strongly urging residents to do their part to slow the spread by practicing social distancing, wearing a face-covering when social distancing is not possible, not gathering in large crowds, washing their hands and staying home when sick.

Residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 are able to contact the MCHD phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.