The State of New Jersey has announced that the first COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed on Tuesday. Cape May County is not included in this initial shipment but the first doses for the County are expected later this month as the State will be getting shipments every week of the vaccine. The priority of the initial doses will be focused on health care workers and workers and patients at Long Term Care facilities. The goal for the State is to have 70% of the population vaccinated in the first six months. A second vaccine could receive approvals from the federal government from Moderna by as early as the end of this week.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3526 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2898 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.
Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 62-year-old female from Dennis Township, “A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson.