Cape May County continues to maintain one of the highest percentages of vaccinations as new cases continue to trend down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Cape May County is top five among New Jersey counties for total percentage of residents with at least one dose of the COVID vaccine at 73.2%. The Rate of Transmissions (RT) is currently at .96. Anytime the RT is below 1.0 it can be said the spread of the virus is decreasing.
The Cape May County Department of Health administered a total of 22,148 doses so far. The New Jersey Department of Health reports that 68,284 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 58,548 have been fully vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 66% of the County’s population is fully vaccinated.
The Cape May County Department of Health is providing COVID-19 vaccinations in the community weekly. This upcoming week, vaccines will be available:
- Wednesday Oct 20th 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Cape May County Department of Health building, 6 Moore Rd. in Cape May Court House
- Thursday Oct. 21st 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Cape May County Recovery Court, 9 N. Main St., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
“The Rate of Transmission has remained below 1.0 since the beginning of September and our 30-day average of new COVID cases has steadily been decreasing,” said Cape May County Commissioner Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County’s Recovery Task Force. “We are encouraged by the news but remind residents of the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing a mask indoors when social distancing is difficult.”
For more information on obtaining the vaccine, quickly and free of charge, go to https://capemaycountynj.gov/226/Health-Department or call (609) 465-1187. Cape May County has recorded 12,043 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 11,462 of those are now off quarantine. More details on daily reported case numbers can be found at https://capemaycountynj.gov/1418/Covid-19-Dashboard.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of three individuals, a 75-year-old female from Lower Township, an 82-year-old male from Lower Township, and a 94-year-old male from Sea Isle City. “I am deeply saddened by the news of this loss of life,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. “I pray that the families of the departed will have the strength needed to get through this sad time.”