Ocean County testing center expands hours as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increase

The drive-thru testing center at Ocean County College will open at 11 a.m. today. 
This comes as the demand for tests remains extremely high everywhere.  
Yesterday, New Jersey logged another 31,000 cases, with a 7-day average topping the 25,000 mark.  
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Those numbers are believed to be significantly higher because of the at-home rapid tests which go unreported to state health officials.  
As expected, those numbers have translated into a jump of hospitalizations. There are more than 5,400 hospitalizations for the first time since May of 2020 and nearly 700 of them are in the ICU.
On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said the state was working to break down the numbers of residents hospitalized with COVID-19.  Health officials continue to say most new cases are mild. 
Here are the hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow (weather permitting); and new hours this Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.