It is with great sadness and our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends that the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is reporting our first COVID-19-related death in Ocean County. This is the ninth death in New Jersey since the COVID-19 outbreak began in late 2019.
The Ocean County Health Department is not releasing the individual’s municipality of residence at this time. The deceased is a person who was high risk based on age with underlying medical conditions.
Please look for daily COVID-19 case counts at www.ochd.org beginning on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:30PM. The OCHD website will be updated each evening with updated statistics as we learn them.
You can also call the NJDOH hotline available around the clock for questions at 1-800-222-1222
Additional information can be found at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at
or New Jersey Department of Health website at: