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Posted on: April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 21, 2020

There are now over 800,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and over 2.5 million cases worldwide. In Cape May County, 221 people have tested positive and 15 have died from COVID-19. The individuals who tested positive are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff are investigating and identifying close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. 

MUNICIPALITY

ACTIVE CASES

REPORTED TODAY

OFF QUARANTINE

DEATHS

AVALON

0

 

6

 

CAPE MAY CITY

1

 

3

 

CAPE MAY POINT

0

 

 

 

DENNIS TOWNSHIP

8

 

3

1

LOWER TOWNSHIP

43

 

17

11

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP

35

 

10

 

NORTH WILDWOOD

2

 

3

 

OCEAN CITY

15

1

4

 

SEA ISLE CITY

0

 

2

 

STONE HARBOR

0

 

 

 

UPPER TOWNSHIP

19

2

6

2

WEST CAPE MAY

1

 

 

 

WEST WILDWOOD

0

 

1

 

WILDWOOD 

15

1

3

 

WILDWOOD CREST

4

 

4

 

WOODBINE

1

 

 

1

TOTAL ACTIVE

144

 

 

 

TOTAL RECOVERED

 

 

62

 

TOTAL DECEASED

 

 

 

15

TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

221

 

 

 

“Now, more than ever, residents must come together in unity to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider,” said Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas. “There is no treatment at this time for COVID-19, which makes prevention even more important. The best way to prevent COVID-19 is by avoiding being exposed, which is why we are urging everyone to practice social distancing.”

The virus is spread mainly from person-to person. COVID-19 can spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possible be inhaled into the lungs. It can spread between people who are in close contact with one another, within about 6 feet. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Since COVID-19 spreads easily from person-to-person it is important to do the following:

 Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

 Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19.

 Stay Home, unless you need to leave to get essential supplies. 


Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.

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