For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 236 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5, 2021, for a total of 15,605 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 39,272 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 27,320 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine.
The largest COVID vaccine expansion was announced on Monday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all State residents 16-years-old and older will be eligible for the COVID vaccine on April 19. The goal is to have 70% of the population vaccinated in New Jersey and in Cape May County by the end of June. Those are still seeking an COVID vaccine appointment should visit the Cape May County government main page (capemaycountynj.gov) and click "Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments" which will give an update on where appointments are available in each County and at the Mega sites, including in Atlantic City.
The Cape May County 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 8010 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7459 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.
Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 79-year-old female from Ocean City. “My condolences to the entire family,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton. “My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.”