For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 352 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 23, 2021, for a total of 9636 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 25,755 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.
Another vaccine could be on the market soon. The Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine moved closer towards getting an emergency use authorization. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the vaccine was 67% effective against COVID-19. If the company gets the emergency use authorization, it means another supplier will begin to put vaccine into the market to help ramp up the rollout of the vaccine.
The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 39 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6769 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6241 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Nonresident Active Cases listed below.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 87-year-old male from Middle Township and a 99-year-old female from Ocean City. “My thoughts are with the families and so are my prayers,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton.