One New COVID-19 Death in County

first_imgCOVID-19 testing in Ocean City will be done at the Community Center’s parking lot. Cape May County on Saturday reported one new death and four more cases from the coronavirus.Altogether, the county has 350 cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths. In addition, 155 people have recovered and are off quarantine, according to the latest figures.County officials Saturday confirmed the death of an 85-year-old woman from Lower Township.“It is with great sadness that we announce another life lost to this pandemic,” Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “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 total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in each municipality of Cape May County: CAPE MAY CITY03 TOTAL DECEASED NORTH WILDWOOD34 CAPE MAY POINT0 WEST WILDWOOD01 WILDWOOD17112 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY350 WEST CAPE MAY11 OCEAN CITY1013 SEA ISLE CITY02 66 TOTAL RECOVERED MIDDLE TOWNSHIP241374 DENNIS TOWNSHIP7181192 LOWER TOWNSHIP1114722215 AVALON16 ACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS UPPER TOWNSHIP27122 STONE HARBOR0 617 155 WILDWOOD CREST18 WOODBINE41121 TOTAL ACTIVE106 As parks begin to open, county officials urge the public to continue to follow proper precautions, such as social distancing, wearing a mask and no organized or contact activities.“It is important to remember that individuals still must take precautions when out in public places. It is important to social distance, wear a cloth mask, and wash your hands frequently. Continue to do your part, so we can slow the spread,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.Rules to follow at all state parks and forests:Employees and visitors should wear cloth face coverings while in the state park or forest in all settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age;Available parking must be limited at all state parks and forests at 50 percent of the maximum capacity at one time, and visitors shall be prohibited from parking in undesignated areas, including in roadways and other undesignated areas.No picnicking shall be allowed, including on picnic blankets in signed picnic areas, and no picnic blankets, chairs, coolers, and other such personal property shall be carried into any state parks and forests.Visitors must practice social distancing and stay six feet apart whenever practicable, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.No organized or contact activities or sports shall be allowed; andGatherings of individuals, including in parks, are prohibited.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 the Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net.last_img

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