OCEAN CITY, NJ — An elderly man and woman from Ocean City died from the coronavirus, the Cape May County Health Department reported Saturday. Officials also reported 12 active cases Saturday in Ocean City longterm-care facilities after reporting only one on Friday.
The 96-year-old woman and 95-year-old man are the fourth and fifth Ocean City residents to die from the coronavirus. No other information on them was immediately available, except that they lived in a longterm-care facility.
“Wishing the families peace and comfort during this hard time,” County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton said in a statement.
Officials also reported 12 new community cases Saturday among Ocean City residents, bringing the city to 50 cases outside of longterm-care facilities. The CMCHD reported 62 new cases county-wide, bringing Cape May County to 375 active cases, including 18 in longterm-care facilities.
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Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian urged people to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
"Now is not the time to let down our guard," Gillian said Friday in his weekly address. "For your own health and for the sake of everybody in the community, please continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing in public, wash hands, avoid indoor gatherings, and stay home if you are sick. We’re all tired of coronavirus, but it won’t go away unless we all step up our efforts to stop the spread."
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