CAPE MAY COUNTY, NJ — Coronavirus cases continue to rise across Cape May County. (see-town-by-town data below).
According to the Cape May County Department of Health, there were 707 active cases in the county on Friday, up from the 594 reported the previous week on Dec. 10.
The county’s rate of transmission peaked on Nov. 28 at 1.27 and is currently 1.20, officials said. Any number above 1.0 means the spread of COVID-19 is increasing at this time.
County officials provided the following breakdown of active cases by town on Friday, with active case totals from Dec. 10 in parentheses:
Avalon: 1 (4)
Cape May City: 22 (14)
Cape May Point: 0 (1)
Dennis Township: 34 (38)
Lower Township: 191 (163)
Middle Township: 137 (120)
North Wildwood: 19 (19)
Ocean City: 70 (74)
Sea Isle City: 10 (9)
Stone Harbor: 1 (0)
Upper Township: 89 (66)
West Cape May: 5 (5)
West Wildwood: 3 (3)
Wildwood: 62 (36)
Wildwood Crest: 30 (24)
Woodbine: 33 (18)
The New Jersey Department of Health reports that 74,887 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 64,094 have been fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of the county's population is fully vaccinated.
“On behalf of the entire Cape May County Board of County Commissioners I want to wish all of our residents a great holiday season,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. “Anyone who isn’t vaccinated should consider getting the vaccine to better protect yourself and your families as we all gather during the holidays.”
The Cape May County Department of Health offers booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals that have received the Moderna vaccine must wait six months before receiving the booster shot. People who have taken the Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to wait two months before getting the booster.
The County's Department of Health will be providing all Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations, including booster doses, along with flu shots at the Avalon Community Center every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are needed for this walk-in clinic.
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