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Posted on: May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 5/21/20

Cape May Court House- New Jersey has 151,472 total COVID-19 positive cases and 10,843 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 554 including 45 deaths. Sadly, the County Health Department reports that an 93-year-old female and a 90-year-old female from Lower Township and a 52-year-old male from Woodbine passed away today from COVID-19.

“We are mourning more good citizens of Cape May County today,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.”

MUNICIPALITY

ACTIVE CASES

REPORTED TODAY

OFF QUARANTINE

DEATHS

LONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASES

LONG TERM CARE OFF QUARANTINE

LONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS

AVALON

0

 

7

 

 

 

 

CAPE MAY CITY

2

1

4

 

 

 

 

CAPE MAY POINT

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENNIS TOWNSHIP

6

 

15

1

26

 

3

LOWER TOWNSHIP

16

3

63

3

53

20

26

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP

25

5

63

2

1

4

 

NORTH WILDWOOD

3

1

9

 

 

 

 

OCEAN CITY

8

3

25

 

2

1

 

SEA ISLE CITY

0

 

2

 

 

 

 

STONE HARBOR

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER TOWNSHIP

23

1

35

2

 

 

 

WEST CAPE MAY

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

WEST WILDWOOD

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

WILDWOOD 

1

 

30

 

 

 

 

WILDWOOD CREST

4

1

9

 

 

 

 

WOODBINE

5

 

9

1

30

 

7

TOTAL ACTIVE

96

 

 

 

112

 

 

TOTAL RECOVERED

 

 

276

 

 

25

 

TOTAL DECEASED

 

 

 

9

 

 

36

TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

554

 

 

 

 

 

 



Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening the country also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus, social distancing, isolation, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people. This plan focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and can also be applied to your home.

Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces including your workplace, school, home, and business will require you to:

  • Develop your plan
  • Implement your plan
  • Maintain and revise your plan

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that will require careful planning. Every American has been called upon to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing your hands and wearing face coverings. Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to reopen and remain open.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.

This information provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices. The framework is based on doing the following:

  1. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water will decrease how much of the virus is on surfaces and objects, which reduces the risk of exposure.
  2. Disinfection using EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 also help reduce the risk.  Frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.
  3. When EPA-approved disinfectants are not available, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions). Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together. This can cause fumes that may be very dangerous to breathe in. Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children. Read EPA’s infographic on how to use these disinfectant products safely and effectively.

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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