For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 211 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 24, 2021, for a total of 9,847 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 26,543 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 due to COVID-19 is on the decline Statewide. The last figures put it at 2,032, which is the lowest it has been since the middle of November. Locally Cape Regional Medical Center reports levels of COVID-19 patient activity for inpatient, ICU and ventilator use are down by approximately two-thirds from just a month ago. The spread of COVID-19 both in the State and in Cape May County is still decreasing at this time, which generally means that hospitalization data should continue to improve over the next couple of weeks.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 36 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6805 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6263 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 47-year-old female from Lower Township and a 61-year-old female from Ocean City, “Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for the loss of these two lives,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.