For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 340 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 9, 2021, for a total of 7257 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 16,758 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.
COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Cape May County as they have over the past couple of weeks. Cases were down 9% when comparing Feb. 3 to Feb. 9 versus the seven days prior. The current Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County, according to covidactnow.com, is .91. Any RT below 1.0 means that COVID spread is decreasing. The County’s RT rate has continued to decline since its most recent peak at 1.25 on Jan. 5.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 49 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6324 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5741 of those are now off quarantine.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 82-year-old female from Middle Township, “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.”