4/9/20 – According to the New Jersey State Health Department, more than half of New Jersey’s 375 long-term care facilities have at least one resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. Cape May County has reported 19 residents, and 14 staff members that have tested positive at several assistive living and long-term care facilities throughout the County. Three of those nursing home residents have sadly passed.
“Our condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones. We ask our residents to abide social distancing measures and strictly adhere to quarantine and isolation mandates if ill or exposed,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Health Department. “By practicing the guidance given by CDC we can help stop the spread of this disease and save lives.”
As the cases of COVID-19 continues to grow, the data clearly shows that everyone is at risk of getting the virus. According to the CDC, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of developing serious complications. It has been reported that eight out of 10 deaths reported in the United States have been adults 65 years and older.
There are at least 51,027 positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the New Jersey and 1,700 deaths. Currently, Cape May County has 116 positive cases and 4 deaths including an 83-year-old female who resided at Victoria Manor in Lower Township.
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To reduce your risk of getting sick, follow these simple guidelines:
- Stay Home, unless to go out for essentials
- Wash your hands often.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away, which is about two arm lengths).
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.
The NJDOH reports that as of Thursday, April 9th, there are 51,027 COVID-19 cases and 1700 fatalities statewide, an increase of 3,748 cases and 198 fatalities since Wednesday. Of the cases, 7,363 are hospitalized, 604 have been discharged; 846 are in critical care, 1,523 are in intensive care, and 4,619 are in medical surgical, according of NJDOH.
COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.
996 Positives Pending Further Information
12 Deaths Pending Further Information
8,343 Positive Test Results
6,069 Positive Test Results
5,879 Positive Test Results
5,203 Positive Test Results
4,690 Positive Test Results
4,628 Positive Test Results
3,248 Positive Test Results
3,093 Positive Test Results
2,645 Positive Test Results
1,335 Positive Test Results
1,161 Positive Test Results
990 Positive Test Results
883 Positive Test Results
413 Positive Test Results
392 Positive Test Results
319 Positive Test Results
286 Positive Test Results
191 Positive Test Results
111 Positive Test Results
Cape May County:
109 Positive Test Results
43 Positive Test Results