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COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Ocean County

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ocean County is experiencing a third wave that has killed 13 people in the past week and infected 1,211 people during that same period.

The Ocean County Health Department reported the highest single-day total of new Covid-19 Cases since April 9th. There were 261 cases recorded today. 24 new cases in Jackson, 51 in Toms River, 42 in Lakewood, and 41 in Brick. Ocean County also recorded 13 new deaths in the last week as well.

The OCHD does not break down its daily totals in its public reporting by age, nor does it report the severity of those cases and the number of asymptomatic patients who received positive test results. No data is available on false-positive test results.

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The misinformation and myths holding Americans from getting vaxxed

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The misinformation and myths holding Americans from getting vaxxed

More than half of Americans (51%) are not sure whether or not to believe some of the false claims and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new survey from a coalition of university-based research from across the country.

In June, researchers from Rutgers, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities polled more than 20,000 Americans from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with the COVID States Project. It asked Americans to mark four popular vaccine misinformation claims as either “true,” “false,” or “not sure.”

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