Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.
On Monday, a 35-year-old male, 93-year-old woman, 68-year-old woman, 56-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man were reported positive for COVID-19. Five others have fully recovered in Cape May County, according to a county press release.
New Jersey currently has 16,636 cases, and 198 deaths.
Following is a breakdown for confirmed coronavirus cases in each municipality in Cape May County:
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*Cape May County’s cases may not match New Jersey’s state list due to non-residency.
“There is no treatment at this time for COVID-19, which makes prevention even more important. The best way to prevent COVID-19 is by avoiding being exposed, which is why we are urging everyone to practice social distancing,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.
He continued, “We are doing our part in trying to flatten the curve, but we need our residents to take action and do their part as well. This is a team effort.”
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to person. COVID-19 can spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possible be inhaled into the lungs. It can spread between people who are in close contact with one another, within about six feet.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Since COVID-19 spreads easily from person-to-person it is important to do the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Stay Home, unless you need to leave to get essential supplies.
- 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 www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.
For additional information, visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net