Cape May Court House- New Jersey has reported 109,038 total COVID-19 cases and 5,938 deaths. Cape May County’s total has increased by 3 cases, making a total of 289 cases in the county. Currently, 85 cases have recovered from COVID-19. County health officials have reported an additional individual that has passed, bringing the county total of deaths from COVID-19 to 18.
“It is with great sadness that we announce another life lost to this pandemic,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to the family. The death of one of our community members is a reminder to us all to continue to heed the precautions associated with preventing the spread of this disease.”
As rates of new COVID-19 cases start to decline, County officials urge residents to continue taking precautions to help save lives.
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“Governor Murphy reported that the rate of COVID-19 cases doubling across New Jersey continues to decrease. This information shows that what we are doing is working. It is more important than ever to continue social distancing and taking precautions. By protecting ourselves, we can help protect others and save lives,” said Kevin Thomas, Health Officer.
Residents should continue to take simple steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds, or using alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Regularly clean high-touch surfaces.
- When you must go out for essential items practice social distancing, minimize your time out and wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.
Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.