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Cape May County Reports One New Death From Coronavirus

first_imgTOTAL DECEASED LOWER TOWNSHIP54710 AVALON06 WOODBINE1 CAPE MAY CITY13 TOTAL ACTIVE142 WEST CAPE MAY1 STONE HARBOR0 The Cape May County Department of Health reported Friday that a 75-year-old woman from Lower Township has died from COVID-19 and 10 new cases of the virus have been confirmed.The total number of coronavirus cases in the county has now hit 200, including 13 deaths overall.“Today, we have learned of yet another death due to COVID-19, which has impacted our communities in Cape May County,” Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this woman’s family as well as the families of those who have also been victims of this terrible pandemic.”Following is a breakdown of the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases for each municipality in Cape May County: OCEAN CITY1223 CAPE MAY POINT0 UPPER TOWNSHIP15541 WILDWOOD1113 MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHScenter_img WEST WILDWOOD1 NORTH WILDWOOD13 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP3418 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY200 1 DENNIS TOWNSHIP6131 TOTAL RECOVERED SEA ISLE CITY02 WILDWOOD CREST53 13 45 As of now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend wearing gloves in public as a preventative measure. Washing your hands is just as effective as wearing gloves. Individuals should also not be wearing gloves if they were not properly trained.The World Health Organization only recommends gloves to be used by medical professionals when there is a possibility that they might come in contact bodily fluids. Washing your hands often can help ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy. Clean hands can stop germs spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. By washing your hands, you can protect your home, workplace, childcare facilities, and hospitals.“The best prevention against illness is always hand hygiene. Good hand hygiene helps protect yourself and others from spreading germs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend the use of gloves in public settings currently. Gloves should only be used by trained individuals,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way:Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions.Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.For additional information, visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or the Cape May County Department of Health at cmchealth.net.last_img read more