Cape May County Health Department Announces Third Case of Covid-19

Cape May Court House – The Cape May County Department of Health announces a third positive test result in Cape May County for COVID-19. This individual is a 62-year-old female from Cape May County and is currently isolated at home and recovering.

The Health Department is managing the investigation into individuals in the community who may have been exposed to the virus. Any people determined to have been in close contact with the patient have been identified and are being notified. This department recommends that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days after the day they were potentially exposed.

The Health Department would like to remind you of basic preventative actions that should be followed during this pandemic. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please be sure that you:

  • Practice handwashing regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet with people who are coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact, such as handshaking
  • Avoid unnecessary travel, attending crowded events and social gatherings

Consider replacing in-person gatherings with video chatting, voice messaging and phone calls. Please note that testing is only available for individuals who are sick. Symptoms include a fever of more than 100.4, coughing, and shortness of breath. The Health Department does not test for COVID-19.Testing can be done through medical providers; contact your healthcare provider to see if you are eligible for testing.

Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 1-800-222-1222, 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 www.nj.gov/health . For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net.

Cape May County announced its second presumptive positive case of coronavirus on Friday; earlier this week, the county reported one positive case from an out-of-town visitor. The county has reduced staffing and closures across various departments.

The statewide COVD case count is 2844, with 27 fatalities, 359 negative test results, and 94 persons under investigation by the state lab, according to the NJDOH as of 11:30am Monday morning. Of the fatalities, five were males. Two females. Their age ranges were between 57 and 91. Two of the individuals had pre-exisisting conditions, said state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

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

419 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

609 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

273 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

238 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

210 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

190 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

189 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

177 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

144 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

141 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

67 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

50 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

36 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

33 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

18 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

15 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

13 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

12 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

6 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

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