New Jersey has hit a promising number in a key metric to measure the spread of COVID-19. The State’s Rate of Transmission (RT) dipped below 1 in the State’s report today. If the RT is 1 that means that every person that gets COVID-19 is spreading it to one other person. This shows why getting below that key number of 1 is one of the ways to track the reduction of virus in the community. The RT rate came in at .99 today, which shows that the important work of social distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene needs to continue to reduce the number of cases in Cape May County and the State.
The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 34 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3842 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 3230 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there are 4 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.
With great sadness today we are announcing the passing of an 86-year-old male and a 66-year-old male both from Ocean City, “Celebrating the lives of the two citizens of Cape May County and mourning their passing,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “They are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.”