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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 1/19/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit The New Jersey Health Department reports that 5,591 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County. 

The post-holiday increase of COVID-19 cases appears to be tailing off and cases are down statewide week-over-week. The 7-day average of COVID cases is down 6% from a week ago. The rate of transmission is slightly down from the high it reached in this most recent increase at 1.11 from 1.12. It continues to be important for residents to wear a face covering, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and to practice social distancing. 

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 74 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 5407 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 4647 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 91-year-old female from West Cape May and a 67-year-old male from Middle Township, “Celebrating the lives of two good citizens’ of Cape May County and mourning their passing,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton. “They are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.”

 1.19.21 covid graphs

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