New Jersey continues to see good news with the Rate of Transmission growth of COVID-19. The number has stayed below the key number of 1 again, coming in at .95. This continues a trend from last week. Staying below 1 means every person who is infected is infecting less than 1 additional person on average. The more that number stays below 1, the quicker the spread of the virus will be cut back in the State. Therefore, it continues to be important for people to follow the important protocols of proper social distancing, wearing face coverings when insider and when distance can’t be maintained, and proper hand hygiene.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 57 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 4214 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3602 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, we are announcing the passing of an 86-year-old female from Dennis Township, and an 84-year-old male from Ocean City, “Celebrating the lives of these good citizens of Cape May County and mourning their passing,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “They are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.”