BARNEGAT, NJ — Here are the latest coronavirus updates regarding Barnegat and Manahawkin.
The Ocean County Health Department has reported 472 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon. That's an increase of 26 cases and no new deaths since Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch's last update Oct. 26.
The OCHD has tallied 381 cases and 12 deaths in Barnegat as of Wednesday morning — an increase of 12 cases and no new deaths since Oct. 26.
Officials reported 53 new cases Monday in Ocean County, bringing the area to 17,079 cases and 1,007 deaths since the pandemic began.
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The Motor Vehicle Commission center in Manahawkin reopened Monday. The facility closed for about two weeks after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. All MVCs are closed for Election Day, but Manahawkin's will reopen Wednesday on its new appointment-only basis.
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A Barnegat coffee shop and bakery nearly closed permanently because of financial difficulties associated with the coronavirus. But Delights Artisan Café recovered and will reopen as the Delights Coffee and Bake Shop. Check out their story here.
Here's what else you should know:
State officials say they're taking additional steps to fix driver's license services and the Motor Vehicle Commission as long lines remain a problem amid the COVID-19 crisis.
After months of long lines, the MVC moved many of its services online as of Monday as it attempts to change its workflow for safety, speed, and convenience amid the coronavirus pandemic. MORE.
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