For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 32,836 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’s rate of transmission remains below 1.0. This means COVID-19 is still spreading in the community but at a slower rate. This is especially important as we continue to get a very limited supply of vaccine from the state. This also helps to keep capacity down at our hospital, which reported yesterday just 10 COVID-19 positive patients with only 1 in ICU and zero on ventilators, at a sustainable level. Cape May County continues to lead the state in vaccinations per capita and is 20th out of 21 counties when it comes to new case numbers.
“The people of Cape May County have worked so hard over the past year,” said County Recovery Task Force Co-Chair Commissioner Len Desiderio. “We need to stay vigilant as we move through the next couple of months. We are all frustrated with the amount of doses of vaccine we are getting from the state and federal governments and we are advocating everyday for more. As the federal government sends more supply, we should see our allotment of doses from the state increase significantly in the coming weeks.”
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 33 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6977 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6442 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is no new out of county positive case that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases below.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 92 year old male from Middle Township, “In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and friends comfort you,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson.