COVID-19 Strikes more Cape May County Nursing Homes

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Cape May, NJ – The coronavirus has spread to at least four nursing homes and assisted living centers in Cape May County. The state Health Department released the names as part of a detailed list of known nursing facilities in New Jersey with COVID-19 infections.

Genesis HealthCare reported the virus in all four of its Cape May County locations. Three were not previously identified.

Court House Center

Four residents have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Court House Center, a rehabilitation and long-term care center in Cape May Court House.

North Cape Center

One resident and one staff member at the North Cape Center have the coronavirus. The center’s a short-term rehab facility and nursing home in Lower Township.

Victoria Commons

Victoria Commons, an assisted living center in Lower Township, reported one case, a resident.

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11 Deaths at Victoria Manor

The virus has wrought the most damage at the Victoria Manor nursing home. Two more residents have died of COVID-19 at the Lower Township facility.Total COVID-19 deaths there have jumped to 11. The first death was reported there less than two weeks ago.

Genesis says a total of 54 people at the long-term care and rehab center in Lower Township now have contracted the coronavirus. That includes 30 residents and 24 staff members.

Cape May County Virus Deaths now 15 

Update: The coronavirus has now struck 221 people in Cape May County as of April 21st.

Fifteen people have died. Among the latest deaths – a 51 year old woman from Upper Township. She is the youngest local victim so far and the first person under the age of 60 to die of the virus in the county.

The rate of infection in the county is still climbing.

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Here is the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the county as of April 21st.

21-April
Avalon 6 Sea Isle City 2
Cape May City 4 Stone Harbor 0
Cape May Point 0 Upper Twp 27
Dennis Twp 12 West Cape May 1
Lower Twp 71 West Wildwood 1
Middle Twp 45 Wildwood 18
North Wildwood 5 Wildwood Crest 8
Ocean City 19 Woodbine 2

 

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