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County’s Case Rate Remains Small

County's Case Rate Remains Small

By Vince Conti

COURT HOUSE – June 28: Cape May County reported three new COVID-19 cases and no new positive tests among out-of-county visitors.
The three cases included two community–based cases, in Cape May, and one long-term care case, in Middle Township.
County totals are now 748 confirmed cases, of which 565 are off quarantine, 120 are active and there have been 63 fatalities.
State officials announced 354 new cases with 30 additional fatalities, bringing state totals to 171,182 cases with 13,121 confirmed fatalities. If one adds the 1,854 individuals, which the state Health Department presumes were COVID-19 deaths, the state death toll rises to 14,975.
Three weeks into Stage 2 of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Road Back recovery plan, the state has not experienced any new spike in COVID-19 cases. These reports come as John Hopkins COVID-19 tracking shows over 10 million confirmed cases worldwide, with the death count now above a half-million individuals. The Hopkins site reports 2.5 million cases in the United States since the start of the pandemic, with over 125,000 deaths.
Closer to home, both Cumberland and Atlantic counties are experiencing an increasing rate of infection. These increases in neighboring counties have not disrupted Cape May County’s steady growth in cases at a rate of about four new cases per day.

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