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Posted on: December 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/12/20

Major news in the fight against COVID-19 came with the approval by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The first vaccinations are expected to take place early in the week. The priority for those getting vaccinated will be health care workers at hospitals and both residents and workers at long-term care facilities. Further guidance will be forthcoming on vaccinations in Cape May County. More information on the State’s vaccinations plan can be found here.

“This is a major step for our County and our Country,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “We can now begin the process of getting our residents vaccinated and keep them safe from this disease.”

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 56 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3450 Covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2786 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there are 7 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

12.12.20 covid graphs

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