Gasoline prices are on the way up in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gas locally is $2.67, which is up by five cents over one week ago. We have the highest gas prices in New Jersey when compared to the rest of the AAA survey. …
County health officials report 43 new positive cases of coronavirus on Thursday. A 75 year old woman from Avalon perished from the virus, noted in the daily report. Cape May County has reported slightly over 6,000 cases of the virus during the pandemic.
A 90 year old man from Ocean City is the latest local casualty from Covid-19. County officials report 37 new positive cases on Wednesday. Only West Wildwood has zero active community cases of coronavirus.
There are two additional deaths from coronavirus in Cape May County. A 69 year old woman from Middle Township and a 78 year old man from Wildwood have succumbed to the virus. There were 38 new positive cases reported on Tuesday.
Cape May County reported an additional 41 cases of coronavirus on Monday. 11 of the new cases are in Middle Township. There are two new out of county positive cases reported this week.
The County has closed the Cape May County Park and Zoo, as well as the County Park North due to today’s storm. Strong winds continue to blow and may get stronger which makes being in these public spaces unsafe. Both parks are expected to be open on Tuesday.
Generally speaking, so far so good regarding power outages in Cape May County during this winter storm event. There were fewer than ten customers without power shortly before lunchtime today. Winds are expected to pick up which can cause more outages over the next 24 hours.
Cape May County has reported the death of an 80 year old woman from coronavirus. The deceased is a woman from lower Township. 28 new positive tests were reported, with about half of the communities reporting no additional cases of the virus.
Cape May County reported 48 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The past seven days have resulted in a 25 percent decrease in the number of cases of the virus locally. The rate of transmission in the county is also below one percent, a key threshold.
New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew has announced his committee assignments in the new session of Congress. Van Drew will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the Homeland Security Committee. Van Drew says he wants to focus on roads and bridges in southern New Jersey.