MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHS The Cape May County Department of Health confirmed 26 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 271 countywide.The people who tested positive are currently being isolated and monitored by the county Health Department.Public Health staff members are investigating and identifying close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks.No new deaths were reported Friday. Overall, there have been 17 deaths in the county from COVID-19.Following is a breakdown of the number of coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in Cape May County: 17 COVID-19 testing in Ocean City will be done at the Community Center’s parking lot. DENNIS TOWNSHIP241541 CAPE MAY POINT0 STONE HARBOR0 Number of Cape May County Positive Cases and Deaths by DayCOVID-19 can spread easily within households, health officials warn.“It is important for people to continue to do their part to help reduce their risk to COVID-19 and remind everyone in your home to do the same,” said Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas. “These actions are especially important for families with members at higher risk for severe illness.”The best protection against COVID-19 is to:Wash your hands often with soap and waterAvoid touching your eye, nose, and mouth with unwashed handsSelf-isolate if you are sickMaintain physical distancing (especially by staying at home)Wear a cloth face covering when out in public for essential activitiesPublic Health advises everyone that if you are ill with a fever or respiratory symptoms, even with mild symptoms, to self-isolate at home for seven days and until you are fever and symptom free for 72 hours. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you should quarantine at home for 14 days from your last contact with that individual.Those at higher risk of serious illness to COVID-19 should contact their doctor as soon as they become sick. Based on what we know now, those at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:People 65 years and olderPeople who live in nursing home or a long-term care facilityPeople of all ages with underlying medical conditions, especially of not well controlled, including: WILDWOOD126 NORTH WILDWOOD33 TOTAL DECEASED AVALON06 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY271 SEA ISLE CITY02 TOTAL ACTIVE169 WILDWOOD CREST35 TOTAL RECOVERED WEST WILDWOOD01 UPPER TOWNSHIP2272 CAPE MAY CITY03 LOWER TOWNSHIP4422213 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP33319 OCEAN CITY137 WOODBINE1461 85 WEST CAPE MAY1 Chronic disease or moderate to severe asthmaSerious heart conditionsCompromised immune systemsMany conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, prolonged use of immune weakening medications.Severe obesity (body mass index or BMI of 40 or higher)DiabetesChronic kidney disease undergoing dialysisLiver diseaseCall 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 www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.