For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 8,098 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.
Cape May County is not just leading the State among counties in vaccinating residents per capita. NJ Advanced Media studied COVID-19 cases among all counties in the State from Jan. 14 to 20 and Cape May County also had the lowest number of cases per capita as well. Cape May County averaged 22.4 cases per 10,000 residents during that time period. The second-best county was Somerset County at 26.4 cases per 10,000 residents.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 31 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 5643 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 4890 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 69-year-old male from Wildwood Crest and a 74-year-old female from Middle Township, “My condolences to both families,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. “My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.”