The Cape May County Department of Health on Sunday confirmed one new death and three new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 289 countywide.
The death toll now stands at 18 countywide. No details were disclosed about the latest death in a county press release.
“It is with great sadness that we announce another life lost to this pandemic,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to the family. The death of one of our community members is a reminder to us all to continue to heed the precautions associated with preventing the spread of this disease.”
Following is a breakdown of the number of coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in Cape May County:
|MUNICIPALITY||ACTIVE CASES||REPORTED TODAY||OFF QUARANTINE||DEATHS|
|CAPE MAY CITY||0||3|
|CAPE MAY POINT||0|
|SEA ISLE CITY||0||2|
|WEST CAPE MAY||2|
As rates of new COVID-19 cases start to decline, county officials urge residents to continue taking precautions to help save lives.
“Governor Murphy reported that the rate of COVID-19 cases doubling across New Jersey continues to decrease. This information shows that what we are doing is working,” said Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas.
He continued, “It is more important than ever to continue social distancing and taking precautions. By protecting ourselves, we can help protect others and save lives.”
Residents should continue to take simple steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds, or using alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Regularly clean high-touch surfaces.
- When you must go out for essential items practice social distancing, minimize your time out and wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.
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 www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.