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Posted on: October 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update Week of 10/22

The Rate of Transmission (RT) has dropped in Cape May County week-over-week. When the RT is below 1.0, it can be said that the spread of COVID-19 is decreasing. The RT in the County is at .90, compared to .97 one week ago, according to the website This is the lowest the RT has been in Cape May County since July 13 of this year. 

The Cape May County Department of Health administered a total of 22,161 doses so far. The New Jersey Department of Health reports that 69,737 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 58,822 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 27th 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. 28th 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Soar Church, 1324 Dehirsch Ave. Woodbine

“Cape May County continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, and we are encouraged to see the Rate of Transmission decreasing,” said Cape May County Commissioner Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County’s Recovery Task Force. “We appreciate the hard work of our Cape May County residents that have continued to keep the County with one of the highest rates of vaccinations in New Jersey and protecting themselves by masking indoors when social distancing is difficult.”

For more information on obtaining the vaccine, quickly and free of charge, go to or call (609) 465-1187. Cape May County has recorded 12,219 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 11,673 of those are now off quarantine. More details on daily reported case numbers can be found at

Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 73-year-old male from Upper Township, a 84-year-old female from Lower Township and a 91-year-old male from Avalon, “My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. “May your memories give you peace and comfort at this time of loss.”

week of 10.22 covid graphs

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