New Jersey has 171,667 total COVID-19 positive cases and 13,181 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 755 including 68 deaths. With great sadness, we are announcing the passing of a 94-year-old female from Dennis Township, and an 88-year-old male along with a 78-year-old male both from Lower Township. “With sincere condolences to the families and friends,” said Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson. “Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.” In addition, out of county cases not reported in the following spreadsheets are 3.
The reopening of Texas will pause due to a rising spike of infection rates of COVID-19. Experts have watched with growing alarm as the number of confirmed cases in Texas rise past 125,000. The state is dealing with an estimated 50,000 active cases, one of the highest numbers in the nation.
Texas has added more than 5,000 new cases on each of the last two days, and the number of overall cases has doubled since the end of May. Hospitals are rapidly filling with new COVID-19 patients.
Additionally, the past three weeks have set consecutive records for the number of new coronavirus infections in Florida. A number of cases tied to bars and restaurants has led to questions about whether the state’s reopening is partially responsible for the increase. After the state recorded 25,000 infections in five days, Florida announced it had suspended the consumption of alcohol at bars.
While Florida and Texas both relaxed restrictions early, more cautious states like California have not escaped the trend. People under the age of 35 now make up more than 44 percent of new cases.
COVID-19 clusters of young people have been noted in several other states, including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin.
With an eye on these states, Governor Murphy announced the rescinding of the start date for indoor dinning. He stated, “Given the current situation in numerous other states we do not believe it is prudent at this time to push forward with what is, in effect, a sedentary indoor activity – especially when we know that this virus moves differently indoors than out, making it even more deadly.”
Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.