Two More County Residents Die of COVID-19

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first_imgThe Cape May County Health Department reported Wednesday that a 68-year-old man and a 59-year-old man, both from Woodbine, have died from COVID-19.The total number of coronavirus cases in the county is now 483, including 38 deaths. Twenty-nine of the deaths have been residents of long-term care facilities, according to a county press release.“The loss of anyone to this disease is a tragedy, so it is heartbreaking to announce that two more Cape May County residents have passed from this terrible pandemic,” Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “Pray for the loved ones.”Following is a breakdown of the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths for each municipality in the county: WILDWOOD CREST28 WILDWOOD1218 LOWER TOWNSHIP2214836622 WEST WILDWOOD21 NORTH WILDWOOD36 929 OCEAN CITY111201 AVALON16 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP294324 CAPE MAY CITY13 STONE HARBOR11 199 It has been three months since New Jersey declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, followed by a series of orders by the governor to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the virus.“If we focus on the number of positive cases in the community compared to the long-term care facilities, then it appears that social distancing measures are working. It may not seem like it, because new cases are reported daily, but we have yet to see a dramatic increase in cases as has been experienced in other New Jersey counties,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.He added, “This demonstrates that we need to keep up the good social distancing practice, wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and only go out for essential services and exercise. Without a vaccine or approved treatment, social distancing is the most powerful weapon we have in the fight against COVID-19, which each one of us can do.”Cape May County Department of Health’s social distancing campaign, Six Feet Saves, will launch on Friday in Cape May. The campaign will be comprised of Social Distance Ambassadors who will remind people to distance themselves six feet apart.In addition, the ambassadors will hand out educational materials on how to prevent being exposed to COVID-19. They will be wearing vests with the county seal on them so they can be easily identified.Six Feet Saves Lives Social Distance Ambassador team will be made up of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members and Cape May County Department of Health staff. MRC is a volunteer program made up of medical and non-medical individuals. To learn more about MRC and how you can volunteer visit or call (609) 463-6692.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 the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at and the New Jersey Department of Health at additional information, visit or the Cape May County Department of Health at TOTAL RECOVERED DENNIS TOWNSHIP7111262 UPPER TOWNSHIP211292 WOODBINE831275 MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS 124 TOTAL DECEASED CAPE MAY POINT0 TOTAL ACTIVE122 SEA ISLE CITY02 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY483 WEST CAPE MAY21last_img

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