The state of New Jersey Department of Health announced today that it expects to begin administering the coronavirus vaccine to frontline medical workers and long-term care residents within days, with the goal of having 70% of New Jersey’s population vaccinated over the course of the next six months. “Our Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management have been working closely with State officials and Cape May County is ready to begin the vaccination program,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “There will be a great deal of public information in the coming days and weeks from the County and the State so that our residents will be fully informed about when and how they can obtain the vaccine.”
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 43 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3350 Covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2698 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 95-year-old female from Ocean City, “My condolences to the entire family,” said Thornton. “My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.”