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.
Tottenham’s stadium opened last year and can hold more than 60,000 people. It is unclear when spectators will be allowed into events again.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says “it is imperative that we now all work together … to find a safe way to bring spectators back to sport and entertainment venues.”___Badminton tournaments in Australia, India and South Korea have been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.The suspended Australian Open can’t find new dates. The Hyderabad Open in August and Korea Masters in November were part of the revamped calendar announced last month but have now been put off. June 4, 2020 The NCAA announced Thursday that it would give players until 10 days after the NBA scouting combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes earlier. This comes three weeks after the NCAA postponed its deadline, which was originally scheduled to fall on Wednesday.That June 3 deadline was set to come 10 days after the completion of the combine, but the NBA postponed the combine amid the coronavirus pandemic and has yet to announce a new date.In a statement, the NCAA said the Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee worked with the National Association of Basketball Coaches on the new timeline and “believes this is the most equitable alternative available in these unprecedented circumstances.”“This provides the utmost flexibility to student-athletes testing the waters to make the most informed decision about their future during this uncertain time,” NCAA Senior Vice President for Basketball Dan Gavitt said in the statement.___ ___Seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days.Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said the seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic Thursday. They learned of the positive results Wednesday night.The athletes who tested positive and are living off campus will self-isolate there or at home for 14 days. Those living on campus will self-isolate in their residence hall or at home for 14 days.Damphousse said contact tracing has begun, and anyone who has been exposed to any of the seven athletes will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Associated Press There are also experiences such as training sessions and dinners with various athletes.Francis says “the true values of sport are particularly important to face this period of pandemic and especially the difficult restart.”The auctions will take place on the site Charitystars.com starting Monday for two months. There will be a new one every week and each auction will last 10 days.All funds raised will go to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.___ NASCAR has revamped its schedule in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and announced even more changes on Thursday.NASCAR will keep its scheduled twinbill weekend later this month at Pocono Raceway. The track is still scheduled to hold a Truck Series and Cup Series race on June 27 and an Xfinity Series and Cup Series race on June 28. The compressed schedule because of the pandemic has forced NASCAR to run races from all three national series multiple days a week. NASCAR crammed five Cup races on the schedule from May 17 to May 31.The rest of the Cup schedule includes a July 5 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 12 at Kentucky Speedway, the All-Star race on July 15 at Charlotte, July 19 at Texas Motor Speedway and July 23 at Kansas Speedway. The new schedule wraps Aug. 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The All-Star race is usually held in May and New Hampshire was bumped from its July date. Pocono, Indy and Kentucky stayed the same.NASCAR also scheduled five Truck races and six second-tier Xfinity races. The Cup Series races again Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. German soccer club Schalke has apologized to fans for asking them to justify their refunds for games played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.Schalke had asked for evidence of financial hardship if fans wanted tickets refunded this year rather than waiting until 2022.Schalke says it used “impersonal formulations lacking empathy” and fans will no longer be asked to submit documentary evidence of their personal finances. But the club says the approach was legal under German law.The Bundesliga was suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and spectators have not been allowed to attend any of the games since the league restarted on May 16.Schalke has been hit hard financially by the pandemic. Executive board member Alexander Jobst said in March the club faced an existential threat. Testing for antibodies will take place every three months. Testing providers must be authorized by the FDA or Health Canada.Training rooms and gyms will be restricted to a maximum five people, and lockers should be spaced a minimum 10 feet apart. Doors should be left open.Food is restricted to individual, prepackaged meals and individually wrapped utensils, and 10 feet of distancing is necessary while eating.Staff is to use appropriate personal protective equipment.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school. Michigan State athletes can begin returning to campus June 15 in preparation for voluntary workouts. Football, basketball and volleyball players will be the first to undergo testing.After testing, athletes will be instructed to self-isolate for a week, and those testing positive will be quarantined for 10 days. On June 22, athletes who initially tested negative will be given a second round of testing. Athletes who receive a second negative test will be cleared to begin voluntary workouts. They will be split into small workout groups based on people they live with.“The intent is that if we keep our volume, our number of athletes together in a small set, and their strength coach works with just that group when they work out, and somebody in that group is positive, then we can isolate that individual group as opposed to the whole team,” Kovan said.Common areas like locker rooms and lounges will remain closed. Athletes will be given masks and required to wear them while in facilities, except during workouts.___ A member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has tested positive for COVID-19.The team announced Thursday that an unidentified player has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The team says the player was not in Pittsburgh at the time of test and has been at his home since first experiencing symptoms. The club said the player is “recovering and feeling well” and those who have been in close contact with him have been notified.The NHL’s season remains “on pause,” but the Penguins will participate in the approved playoff format whenever the season resumes.___Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says the reaction from Champions League opponent Valencia after he acknowledged testing positive for the coronavirus is “really very offensive.” The Korea Open in September is still on.The world tour is scheduled to resume at the end of August in Lingshui, China.___The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.Olympic operations director Pierre Ducrey says there is “an open discussion” between the IOC and insurance brokers “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year.” All referees in Italy’s top soccer league have tested negative for the coronavirus.The Serie A referees and some from the second division were tested at the Italian federation’s training headquarters on the outskirts of Florence.They will remain there until June 10 to have further tests and continue training and preparing for the resumption of Serie A on June 20.___Premier League clubs have agreed to allow five substitutions in soccer matches. NBA G League has canceled the rest of its season.“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim said.The league suspended play March 12.___NASCAR is set to run its All-Star race on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and added one more weeknight Cup Series race as part of its latest revised schedule through July. NCAA sets new schedule for early draft entrants to withdraw The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement.Cancellation policies detailed in IOC accounts cost $14.4 million for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and $12.8 million for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement.Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.___ ___The European gymnastics championships have been moved to December after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men’s event will run from Dec. 9-13 and the women’s championships from Dec. 17-20 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Baku was originally supposed to host only the men’s championships but France couldn’t reschedule the women’s event after missing its planned dates in Paris in April and May.European Gymnastics president Farid Gayibov says the body will review the coronavirus situation and react accordingly “should the situation at a later date not be considered safe enough any more.” The team has also struggled on the field and hasn’t won a league game since January.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 They will adopt the temporary law change when the league resumes on June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic.There can still only be three pauses to bring on substitutes.Premier League clubs have also agreed to temporarily increase the number of substitute players from seven to nine.___The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan State says a student-athlete’s father died of COVID-19 and the athlete tested positive but remained asymptomatic.Athletic director Bill Beekman was part of a video conference with reporters Thursday to discuss the school’s plans to have athletes back on campus. When asked if any athlete or athletic department personnel had tested positive in the past three months, Beekman said nobody that he was aware of — but that he might not necessarily have all the information.Dr. Jeffrey Kovan, the school’s director of sports medicine, was also part of the video conference. He quickly said that one student-athlete had tested positive, his father died, and his mother and sister also tested positive. Kovan said the athlete was asymptomatic and retested negative a few weeks later.The school did not disclose the athlete’s identity or his sport.“We’ve had a couple others that have had symptoms, without testing positive that we know of,” Kovan said. “This is a day that we knew would come, not just at A-State, but for colleges and universities across America,” Damphousse said.An Arkansas State spokesman said he didn’t know how many athletes have been tested since they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts.Oklahoma State and Marshall have announced they’ve each had three athletes test positive.___English soccer club Tottenham says it is expecting to lose more than $250 million in revenue with Premier League matches being played without fans and its stadium no longer being used for two NFL games this year. Valencia expressed “surprise” and a top health official in the Spanish region said Gasperini “lacked responsibility” for traveling to Spain with symptoms of the virus. He recently told Italian media he felt sick the day before the March 10 match in Valencia.Gasperini tells Sky Italia, “I know that I respected the protocols. I was in quarantine like everyone else until training resumed. I never had a test. It was only in May when (the entire team) had blood tests that I realized that I had had the virus.”Valencia said after the March 10 game that about 35% of its team had the virus.Gasperini adds, “Looking back, I think that was the period when I didn’t feel well. But I never had a fever or any sort of respiratory problems. When I left from Bergamo I felt fine. I had some problems that evening and the day after (the match).”Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media. Borussia Dortmund has defended a group of players who were accused of breaking Bundesliga hygiene rules while getting haircuts.German newspaper Bild reports that some of the players were pictured without face masks during appointments at home with a celebrity barber. Forward Jadon Sancho was among the players.League rules during the coronavirus pandemic say players should minimize contact with people from outside their household. They have to wear masks for large parts of game days unless actually on the field.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he spoke with the players about their behavior and adds that they only removed their face masks to pose briefly for pictures. Zorc adds that the 20-year-old Sancho is still “very young.”___ The European championships for rhythmic gymnastics will stay in Kyiv, Ukraine, but are now set for Nov. 26-29. That is six months later than originally planned.All three championships were supposed to be tune-ups for the Tokyo Olympics but that event has been postponed to 2021.___Pope Francis is promoting a charity auction of sports items and experiences in support of two of the hospitals hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.The “We Run Together” auction includes a personalized bicycle given to Francis by world champion Peter Sagan, a team jersey and captain’s armband signed by former Roma forward Francesco Totti and a swim suit and hat from Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini. The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league.It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff.The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season. The schedule for the rest of the season will be released at a later date.___A day after announcing a deal with its players’ association to resume the season with a tournament in Florida, Major League Soccer says teams may resume training.MLS says each player and staff member must complete two tests for the coronavirus 24 hours apart, 72 hours ahead of the start of training. Every player also must have a test for antibodies and a physical.Once training starts, players, coaches and some staff must be tested for the virus every other day. An individual who tests positive would be isolated, tested again at least 24 houts later, and all close contacts would be tested. High-risk individuals must be cleared to participate by the team’s chief medical officer in consultation with the MLS medical staff.
AFCON 2019 QUALIFIERBaxter: Bafana Bafana not intimidated by Nigeriaâ€™s starsOkon Bassey in UyoSuper Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has admitted missing key Nigerian star players like John Mikel Obi, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, Victor Moses and dependable defender, Leon Balogun ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E clash with South Africa on Saturday. They are all nursing one form of injury to the other. Speaking at a media parley at the Ibom Le-Meridien and Golf Resort in Uyo yesterday, the Franco-German gaffer however stressed that he had no choice but adapt to the situation by bringing younger players into the Eagles.Rohr: “We are without some of our important players in the team. We miss our captain, John Mikel Obi who is injured. We miss our goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme who is injured as well. We will miss a very important defender, Leon Balogun who is not here, so we have to reconstruct the team to beat South Africa.â€œIt will not be easy to beat them (Bafana Bafana). It is very difficult for me to name my starting 11 from the 24 players in camp because everyone is fit,” observed Rohr while fielding questions on the preparation of the Eagles for the game.Despite the setback caused by the absence of Mikel and others, Rohr flanked by some of his players insisted heâ€™s not under any pressure.â€œNobody is telling me how to do my work; I work independently with my assistants. There is no pressure on me to field any players.â€œWe have good players from Nigeria in this team, I have some fine players. We have good players who can play well for this country. No pressure on me, the team is open to all good Nigerian players,â€ Rohr stressed.While also fielding questions from reporters, Super Eagles interim Captain, Ogenyi Onazi, said the objective of the team in Uyo is to win the game and subsequent ones and qualify Nigeria for AFCON 2019 in Cameroon as well as the World Cup 2018 in Russia.He said: â€œWe want to do our own and make sure we win the match on Saturday. Definitely we need the prayers of all Nigerians. We just want to let them know that it is not going to be easy.â€œWe need your support; you should come out and support us to make sure we get the three points on Saturday,â€ stressed the Turkey based player.Also speaking, an Akwa United FC player, Alhassan Ibrahim, who is one of the home- based players in the team, said that he was excited selected for the national team.Ibrahim said that it was an honour for him to be selected to feature for Nigeria at the national level out of the three players invited by the coach.He noted with pleasure the cooperation he enjoyed from the experienced senior players since he joined Eagles training camp in Corsica and Paris.Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana of South Africa and their technical crew arrived Uyo yesterday with their Head Coach, Stuart Baxter, warning that his wards are not intimidated by Super Eagles profile in Europe.Baxter, the players and crew who checked into the Ibom Le-Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort at about 2.07 pm yesterday afternoon said the South African national team players are unfazed by the status of clubs where most of the Super Eagles ply their trades.According to him, playing as a unit remains more important to him than having individual star footballers stressing that, â€œWe donâ€™t have the big stars but we have a team. Every Africa nation faces the same problem but then the coaches try to balance the stars and others.â€œWe are not going to be defensive or careful because Nigeria has good players. We should not be intimidated by anybody. David had beaten Goliath but this is not a case of David and Goliath because there is no David and Goliath in this game.â€œNigeria is the favourite for this game but will South Africa be intimidated? No. Though the Super Eagles have more time to train but that is the way it is.â€œWe are confident in the way we are approaching the game at the moment but the players know what to do together the job done. The players are hopeful ahead of the game but not intimidated,â€ Baxter emphasized.Speaking on the effect of the weather on the team, Baxter who is making a return to the team after an eventful first stint said that though humid and warmer, his players have not complained about conditions as they are professionals.â€œThe weather is okay. South Africans can adapt to the weather. It is warm and a bit humid. I am not used to it but the players are not complaining and they have told me to get used to it,â€ he concluded.FIXTURESFRIDAYGroup A: Sudan v MadagascarGroup E: Libya v SeychellesSATURDAYGroup A: Senegal v Equatorial GuineaGroup B: Malawi v Comoros, Cameroon v MoroccoGroup C: Burundi v South Sudan, Mali v GabonGroup E: Nigeria v South AfricaGroup F: Sierra Leone v KenyaGroup G: Democratic Republic of Congo v Congo BrazzavilleGroup H: Ivory Coast v GuineaGroup I: Botswana v Mauritania, Burkina Faso v AngolaGroup J: Niger v SwazilandGroup L: Tanzania v Lesotho, Cape Verde v UgandaSUNDAYGroup D: Benin v Gambia, Algeria v TogoGroup F: Ghana v EthiopiaGroup G: Zimbabwe v LiberiaGroup H: Central African Republic v RwandaGroup J: Tunisia v EgyptGroup K: Zambia v Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau v NamibiaNote: hosts Cameroon, 12 group winners and three best runners-up after six match-days qualify for 2019 tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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