For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 235 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 26, 2021, for a total of 4086 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 9,091 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.
Hospitalization data continues to improve Statewide. The new data from the New Jersey Department of Health puts hospitalizations from COVID-19 at 3,190 today. The last time the hospitalization number was this low was in November. Locally, Cape Regional Medical Center has seen a steady decline in COVID positive patients as well, including having zero COVID patients on a ventilator on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Information on a patient census for today is not available until tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Statewide Rate of Transmission for COVID-19 dropped again today to .91, which means the virus spread in the State is decreasing. It is recommended until vaccine distribution is widespread that individuals continue to practice social distancing, wear a face covering in public, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds each time, and sanitize high touch areas.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 58 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 5791 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5022 of those are now off quarantine.