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Posted on: May 3, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 5/3/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit The New Jersey Health Department reports that 48,807 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 39,990 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

Cape May County officials are encouraging individuals who have not received their COVID vaccination yet to register and schedule your vaccine. As the vaccination numbers have increased, the new case numbers have come down. When reviewing new cases from April 26 to May 2 versus the seven days prior, new cases are down 34% over the past week. County officials are saying that the data is showing getting vaccinated is working but we can’t let up now.

“We are still working towards our goal of getting 70% of our adult population vaccinated,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Cape May County Department of Health. “If anyone is on the fence about getting the vaccine, we hope they see the cases dropping, businesses opening, and realize getting their shot will help get us to the finish line.”

Cape May County is 75% of the way to its goal of fully vaccinating 70% of its adult population. The total of fully vaccinated individuals in the County is expected to cross 40,000 for the first time today. The threshold to cross 70% of the County’s population is 53,280. 

“We know and realize there is pandemic fatigue but getting your vaccine is the best way to keep yourself safe and get our businesses open,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. “We appreciate the hard work our residents have been doing for months to put Cape May County at the tops for vaccination per capita and having the lowest number of new cases per capita for months among all counties in New Jersey.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 25 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8599 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 8211 of those are now off quarantine.

5.3.21 covid graphs

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