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Posted on: December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/24/20

Efforts to vaccinate front line health care workers from COVID-19 in Cape May County is continuing. Vaccinations are taking place at Cape Regional Medical Center. Meanwhile, the Cape May County Health Department is developing a plan to get vaccines to first responders early in 2021. Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines both received Emergency Use Authorization and are in distribution. There are two other vaccines that are in Phase 3 Clinical Trials as well. While it may be a few months before the public will be able to get the vaccine, it remains encouraging that Cape May County residents have already begun to get vaccinated. 

"We are happy to see the beginning of people here getting vaccinated, but we need everyone to understand this will be a long process," said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. "The goal for New Jersey is 70% vaccination by the end of June. We want to wish our residents a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season as we all work to Finish Strong.”

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 44 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 4000 Covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3366 of those are now off quarantine.

It is with great sadness today, we are announcing the passing of a 61-year-old female from Dennis Township, a 76-year-old male from Middle Township and an 84-year-old female from Lower Township, “My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones,” said Thornton. “May your memories give you all peace and comfort.”

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