The Cape May County Health Department reported Tuesday that there are nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 530, including 41 deaths.
No new deaths were reported Tuesday.
Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas emphasized the importance of social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.
“It’s important that everyone continues to practice good hand hygiene, social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) and staying home as much as possible,” Thomas said in a press release. “These strategies will best help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.”
Following is a breakdown of the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in each municipality of the county:
|MUNICIPALITY||ACTIVE CASES||REPORTED TODAY||OFF QUARANTINE||DEATHS||LONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASES||LONG TERM CARE OFF QUARANTINE||LONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS|
|CAPE MAY CITY||1||3|
|CAPE MAY POINT||0|
|SEA ISLE CITY||0||2|
|WEST CAPE MAY||1||2|
|TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY||530|
County health officials recommend the following safe practices:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (only if soap and water are not available).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
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.
For additional information, visit https://capemaycountynj.gov.