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Posted on: December 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/3/20

The transmission rate for Covid-19 in New Jersey has been on the decline. According to New Jersey Department of Health data, the number stood at 1.40 on November 20, 2020. Today the number is down to 1.06. However, this does not mean the current wave of new Covid-19 cases won’t continue. Any number over 1.0 means that a person infected with the virus will likely spread it to more than one other person. In order to truly slow the spread the number needs to get below 1.0 and the lower the better. reports five New Jersey counties below the 1.0 benchmark Union, Mercer and Atlantic at 0.99, Essex at 0.95 and Cape May County with the most promising number at 0.87.  In order to keep the number low and slow the spread, continued mask wearing and social distancing is required.

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 58 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3015 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2373 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's COVID-19 Testing 

In response to COVID-19, Cape May County Department of Health with the partnership of Cape Regional Medical Center and Cape May County/Local Office of Emergency Management will be expanding testing throughout Cape May County. Testing will be available at Cape May County Department of Health and at various locations around Cape May County. Testing will be by appointment. To make an appointment you can call (609) 463-6581.

Testing will be conducted at the Cape May County Fire Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays, except on holidays. A mobile testing unit will be out in the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except on holidays. Individual’s insurance will be billed if applicable. If an individual does not have insurance, the cost will be covered. The testing will be done by appointment. All Center for Disease and Control and New Jersey Department of Health guidance will be followed to assure the safety of staff and participants. 

Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of an 63-year-old female from Middle Township, “Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton.  


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