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Posted on: May 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 5/16/20

Cape May Court House - New Jersey has become the second leading state in the United States with 145,089 total COVID-19 cases and 10,249 deaths. 

Sadly, today Cape May County has to announce the passing of another resident a 63-year-old Male from Woodbine, “We are sharing in your sadness as your loved one is remembered,” said Freeholder Pierson. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends.”

Cape May County’s total has increased by 4 cases, making a total of 512 cases in the county, currently 228 cases have recovered from COVID-19. 

MUNICIPALITY

ACTIVE CASES

REPORTED TODAY

OFF QUARANTINE

DEATHS

LONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASES

LONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS

AVALON

0

 

7

 

 

 

CAPE MAY CITY

1

 

3

 

 

 

CAPE MAY POINT

0

 

 

 

 

 

DENNIS TOWNSHIP

6

 

13

1

26

2

LOWER TOWNSHIP

25

3

50

3

74

23

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP

26

 

48

2

4

 

NORTH WILDWOOD

4

 

7

 

 

 

OCEAN CITY

9

 

23

 

1

 

SEA ISLE CITY

0

 

2

 

 

 

STONE HARBOR

1

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER TOWNSHIP

16

1

35

2

 

 

WEST CAPE MAY

1

 

2

 

 

 

WEST WILDWOOD

3

 

1

 

 

 

WILDWOOD 

5

 

25

 

 

 

WILDWOOD CREST

3

 

8

 

 

 

WOODBINE

9

 

4

1

30

6

TOTAL ACTIVE

109

 

 

 

135

 

TOTAL RECOVERED

 

 

228

 

 

 

TOTAL DECEASED

 

 

 

9

 

31

TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

512

 

 

 

 

 



“Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. The virus is spread from person-to-person. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus through social distancing,” said Kevin Thomas, Cape May County Health Officer.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Most individuals with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. It is important that you do not leave your home, except to get medical care. 
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Make sure you to get care if you are having trouble breathing. 
  • Monitor your symptoms. Common symptoms include fever and cough. Trouble breathing is a more serious symptom that means you should get medical attention but call first
  • Do not visit public places and avoid public transportation. 
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as “home isolation”. You want to stay away from others as much as possible. Create a “sick room” if possible. 
  • Call your doctor ahead before visiting. Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items 
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day. 

Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources include the COVID-19 24/7 hotline 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, and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, or call (609) 465-1187. Also, like Cape May County Department of Health on Facebook.


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