New Jersey’s COVID-19 rate of transmission (RT) has dropped to the lowest levels in months. The RT on Monday came in at .92 and has been steadily dropping since the middle of December. Any number below 1 shows that the spread of coronavirus in the State is slowing. This shows that the hard work of residents is beginning to show an impact and needs to continue. These steps include social distancing, wearing a face covering, and proper hand hygiene. The State has set a goal of 70% vaccination of State residents by the end of June, which should provide an ability to get life back to normal over the summer.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 54 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 4523 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3861 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 an 88-year-old male from Dennis Township, “In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and friends comfort you,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.