New Jersey has 173,878 total COVID-19 positive cases and 13,425 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 800 including 71 deaths. Additionally, there are 8 out of county positive cases that are not reflected in the spreadsheet below. Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 79-year-old female from Ocean City and an 89-year-old female from Dennis Township. “My deepest sympathies go out to the families of the ones who passed,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Disability alone may not be related to higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having severe illness. Most people with disabilities are not inherently at higher risk for becoming infected with or having severe illness from COVID-19. However, some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions. All people seem to be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they have serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities.
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.