Cape May County announced Saturday that a 63-year-old man from Woodbine has died from the coronavirus.
“We are sharing in your sadness as your loved one is remembered. Our thoughts are with the family and friends,” Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson said.
The county also reported four new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number to 512. In all, there have been 40 deaths in the county, including 31 residents of long-term care facilities, according to a press release.
A total of 228 county residents have recovered from the virus and are off quarantine.
Following is a breakdown of the number of cases and deaths for each municipality in the county:
|MUNICIPALITY||ACTIVE CASES||REPORTED TODAY||OFF QUARANTINE||DEATHS||LONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASES||LONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS|
|CAPE MAY CITY||1||3|
|CAPE MAY POINT||0|
|SEA ISLE CITY||0||2|
|WEST CAPE MAY||1||2|
|TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY||512|
County officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:
- Stay home except to get medical care. Most individuals with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. It is important that you do not leave your home, except to get medical care.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Make sure you to get care if you are having trouble breathing.
- Monitor your symptoms. Common symptoms include fever and cough. Trouble breathing is a more serious symptom that means you should get medical attention, but call first.
- Do not visit public places and avoid public transportation.
- Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as “home isolation.” You want to stay away from others as much as possible. Create a “sick room” if possible.
- Call your doctor ahead before visiting. Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day.
“Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. The virus is spread from person-to-person. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus through social distancing,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.