The new COVID-19 Statewide Activity report showed some positive results for the Southeast Region, which includes Cape May County and the counties of Cumberland and Atlantic. The New Jersey Health Department breaks the State into 6 different sections to measure COVID spread. The Southeast has the second lowest case rate, which measures the number of new COVID cases as a proportion of the population per 100,000 people. The Southeast also has the lowest percent of COVID-like illness, which is defined as fever, cough, dyspnea, or the presence of coronavirus diagnosis codes. Other positive news for our region is the percent of positive COVID-19 tests went down week-over-week. The entire State and our region remain in the high category for COVID-19 Activity, which reinforces the need to follow proper safety protocols at this time.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 44 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3683 Covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3039 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 69-year-old female and a 95-year-old female both from Ocean City, “My heartfelt condolences to the families” said Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson.