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.
The Cape May County Library system will start to offer computer use by appointment, starting on February 1st. The Library announced today that patrons may schedule one appointment per day by working through their local branch of the County library system. Building capacity limits remain in effect due to Covid.
It appears that ShopRite is getting out of the pharmacy business. NJ.com reports that ShopRite is closing over 60 of its supermarket pharmacies and selling the client lists to CVS. The report suggests that 23 ShopRite pharmacies in New Jersey are scheduled for closure.
Two additional deaths from Covid-19 were reported Sunday in Cape May County. A man from Wildwood Crest and a woman from Middle Township are the latest casualties. 31 new cases of the virus were reported Sunday.
Cape May County is reporting four deaths on Saturday, all from coronavirus. County officials say the deaths of the four elderly individuals are from Lower Township, Wildwood Crest, Middle Township, and Ocean City. 58 new positive cases were announced.
Cape May County reported only 28 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, which is nearly 50 percent lower of several recent reporting days. Only Lower Township experienced more than ten new cases of the virus. Half of the County’s municipalities reported zero additional cases on Thursday.
Cape May County is furthering its economic development program. County Commissioners announced Thursday that the program will focus on business support, new business development, and entrepreneurial development. Consultation will be provided to businesses who have experienced impacts from Covid-19.