OCEAN CITY, NJ — Here are the latest coronavirus updates around Ocean City and Cape May County.
The Cape May County Health Department reported the following in Ocean City as of Sunday morning — figures from Ocean City Patch's last update Oct. 15 are in parenthesis.
resident active cases: 19 (11)
residents cleared off quarantine: 112 (98)
community deaths: one (one)
nonresident active cases: zero (one)
longterm-care active cases: zero (zero)
longterm-care cleared off quarantine: five (five)
longterm-care deaths: two (two)
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The CMCHD reported the following county-wide numbers as of Sunday morning:
community resident active cases: 122 (73 on Oct. 15)
community residents cleared off quarantine: 1,130 (1,089)
community deaths: 32 (30)
nonresident active cases: four (nine)
longterm-care active cases: two (two)
longterm-care cleared off quarantine: 188 (188)
longterm-care deaths: 62 (62)
Mobile coronavirus testing will come to Ocean City and Cape May County in the coming months. The county will develop mobile and walk-up testing options for people who have trouble accessing the county's stationary testing sites. It may take some time though. Cape May County received a $552,513 grant through the New Jersey Department of Health, which the county will use to expand COVID-19 testing over the next six months. MORE.
An employee at the Motor Vehicle Commission Licensing Center in the Cardiff section of town tested positive for the coronavirus, the MVC announced Tuesday evening. The facility will reopen next Wednesday. MORE.
Despite a small bump in coronavirus inpatients, doctors told Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian they are not "overly concerned." But Gillian said everyone should continue to take precautions. MORE.
Here's what else you should know:
Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday extended New Jersey's public health emergency amid the coronavirus crisis for the seventh time as the state reported its highest daily case number in five months. MORE.
Long lines have plagued New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Centers since its reopening in July. Starting Nov. 2, some of the MVC centers will no longer allow walk-ins, shifting to an appointment-only system. MORE.
Murphy has signed four coronavirus bills into law – two dealing with long-term care. MORE.
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