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Posted on: December 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/23/20

The seven-day average in New Jersey for positive COVID-19 tests dropped again. The Star-Ledger reported today that the new average is down 11% from one week ago. Also, the statewide rate of transmission dropped to .97 today, which means for every positive COVID case, less than one additional person is being infected. It is clear that cases are now coming down from the increase after Thanksgiving, and thus local residents must continue to follow the necessary protocols with the Christmas holiday on Friday.

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 52 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3956 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3328 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 89-year-old male from Middle Township “A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family,” said Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson.

12.23.20 covid graphs

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