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Posted on: December 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/1/20

According to, Cape May County was one of four counties in New Jersey that saw daily covid cases decline during the week of November 19-25, 2020.   According to the news outlet, Cape May County saw a 7% decline during that period of time and had the lowest infection rate in the State of New Jersey. Nevertheless, it is clear that Cape May County, like most of the country, remains likely to see a higher level of cases than it did during the late summer and early fall and that residents need to remain focused on keeping each other safe and slowing the spread of the virus.  

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 50 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. Cape May County has recorded 2903 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 2291 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Cape May County has now launched television ads as part of its Finish Strong – Safely Together public awareness campaign to compliment the print, social media and radio ads already running.  “It is more important now than ever before that all of us in Cape May County look out for each other and takes steps to keep each other safe,” said Cape May County Freeholder Vice-Director Len Desiderio who is also the co-chair of the Cape May Countywide Recovery Initiative. “Our public messaging is there to remind us all to refocus on wearing our masks and keeping our distance. We need to finish strong and slow the spread as we await the covid vaccine.   The people of Cape May County can do this, safely together.”

Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 82-year-old female and an 91-year-old male both from Ocean City, “No words can describe how sorry I am for the loss of your loved ones,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. 


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