Close this search box.

Saturday, May 18, 2024


County Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

County Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases

By Vince Conti

To access the Herald’s local coronavirus/COVID-19 coverage, click here.
COURT HOUSE – June 18: Today, Cape May County announced a new fatality in the COVID-19 outbreak, a 79-year-old Middle Township man, who was a resident of a long-term care facility. That death brings the county’s total COVID-19 fatalities to 61.
Only four new cases were reported today, three of which are in Middle Township and one in Wildwood Crest. Two of the cases, both in Middle Township, were associated with long-term care facilities. The other new cases were community-based.
The county’s total now stands at 694 cases, with 530 off quarantine, 103 active and 61 fatalities.
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced 442 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 168,107. He also reported 38 new deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 12,800.
Murphy continued to note encouraging metrics, as he announced that state malls will be allowed to reopen June 29. The malls will have to comply with capacity and social distancing regulations.
Murphy said that the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has processed 1.1 million claims since March 15, with $7.2 billion paid to claimants. He reported that $2.4 billion of that total was paid by the state, and $4.8 billion represented federal funds.
Murphy made a plea at his briefing for New Jerseyans to respond to the census, stressing its importance for the next 10 years of federal funding for the state. He said to date, 63.4% of state residents have responded, and a graph used while the governor spoke showed Cape May County had the lowest response rate.

Spout Off

Cape May – Your stocks are not worth more. Your gold is not worth more. Your groceries are not worth more. Your house is not worth more. It just seems that way because your currency is worth less. That is how…

Read More

Middle Township – It's sad to see another housing development we didn't need or want. The Stone Harbor Golf Club was a beautiful property. Our county is being destroyed by a hideous housing development…

Read More

Avalon – Supreme Court Justice Alito flies the US Flag upside down after Jan 6. It’s a clear sign this so called unbiased Justice is very biased to Trump. He needs to resign.

Read More

Most Read

Print Edition

Recommended Articles

Skip to content