For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 175 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 22, 2021, for a total of 13,608 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 51,668 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 has experienced a slight decrease in new COVID-19 cases. According to the numbers from the Cape May County Department of Health, cases were down 4% when comparing March 16 through March 22, compared to the seven days prior. Total Statewide cases are on the rise however, which is why it is important for residents to continue to follow social distancing protocols. These steps include keeping six feet of distance, wearing a face covering, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and sanitizing high touch areas.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7528 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7043 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 73-year-old female from Upper Township. “In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and friends comfort you,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.