Cape May County Confirms 1st COVID-19 Fatality of Long-Term Care Resident; 100 Cases Total as of Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 7th, Victoria Manor in Lower Township, announced Tuesday that an 86-year-old male resident with significant underlying health conditions who was recently hospitalized died of Covid-19. In additionthe health department confirmed that 15 residents and 12 staff also tested positive at this long-term care facility.

Currently, Cape May County has 100 positive cases and two deaths.

“We are deeply saddened today to learn that a fellow Cape May County resident died from COVID-19,” said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones during their time of mourning. The County remains vigilant in our efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and will continue to do all we can to protect our most vulnerable populations.”

“A death in Cape May County shows the gravity of the situation,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson. “It’s critically important for us all to take actions that will help protect our most vulnerable citizens. By working together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and help ensure the health care system will be able to care for those who need it most.”

Genesis HealthCare, which operates Victoria Manor and other nursing homes and senior living facilities across the South Jersey and Delaware area, has been working closely with the Cape May County Department of Health and New Jersey State Health Department to contain the spread of this disease by strictly following infectious disease guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These guidelines include both isolation and quarantine protocols.

“When a nursing home facility has an outbreak, regardless if it is flu, norovirus or COVID-19, Cape May County Health Department immediately begins the investigation process to follow the communicable disease exposure of others, and will instruct the facility administrators to monitor or isolate those individuals until they are no longer contagious,” said Health Officer, Kevin Thomas.

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has spread across nations and has destabilize the global economy, killing more than 79,000 people around the world. There are at least 50,558 positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the New Jersey and 1,232 deaths.

MUNICIPALITY ACTIVE CASES OFF QUARANTINE DEATHS
AVALON 4 2
CAPE MAY CITY 1 2
CAPE MAY POINT 0
DENNIS TOWNSHIP 5
LOWER TOWNSHIP 32 2 1
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 14 3
NORTH WILDWOOD 2 1
OCEAN CITY 5 2
SEA ISLE CITY 0 1
STONE HARBOR 0
UPPER TOWNSHIP 6 1 1
WEST CAPE MAY 1
WEST WILDWOOD 1
WILDWOOD 7 1
WILDWOOD CREST 5
WOODBINE 0
TOTAL ACTIVE 83
TOTAL RECOVERED   15
TOTAL DECEASED     2
TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY 100

For more information call 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, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.

According to the NJDOH, the statewide COVID-19 count as of Wednesday, April 8th is 47,437 cases and 1,504 fatalities, an increase of 3,088 cases and 275 fatalities from Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

1,362 Positives Pending Further Information

4 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

7,874 Positive Test Results

314 Deaths

Essex County:

5,598 Positive Test Results

276 Deaths

Hudson County:

5,437 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Union County:

4,831 Positive Test Results

125 Deaths

Passaic County:

4,372 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Middlesex County:

4,156 Positive Test Results

139 Deaths

Monmouth County:

3,038 Positive Test Results

86 Deaths

Ocean County:

2,856 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Morris County:

2,468 Positive Test Results

102 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,189 Positive Test Results

46 Deaths

Mercer County:

992 Positive Test Results

28 Deaths

Camden County:

838 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Burlington County:

801 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths

Sussex County:

357 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Gloucester County:

340 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths

Warren County:

289 Positive Test Results

9 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

255 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Atlantic County:

168 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

100 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cumberland County:

80 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Salem County:

36 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

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