The first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Cape May County on Thursday. Cape Regional Medical Center announced they were beginning to vaccinate their staff, which sticks with the New Jersey Department of Health’s vaccination plan that focuses on health care workers, individuals that work in and those who live at Long Term Care facilities. As more doses are sent to the State and hopefully more companies continue through the approval process, the quicker vaccinations can take place and eventually lead to the general community to begin to get the doses. The goal of the State is to get 70% vaccinated by the end of June.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 51 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3734 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3080 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.