By CBSNewYork Team

MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Health officials in Monmouth County, New Jersey say COVID-19 cases are surging locally.

440 new positive cases were reported Saturday and 252 more were reported Sunday.

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Five deaths from the coronavirus were reported over the weekend.

Residents are being urged to wear masks, avoid large crowds and practice social distancing.

Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing for residents at the Asbury Park Transportation Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 22.

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The county said the testing site will close once 200 tests are administered.

For a list of future testing sites in Monmouth County, click here.

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For more information from the county’s health department, click here.

CBSNewYork Team