SEA ISLE CITY02 CAPE MAY POINT0 AVALON16 The Cape May County Health Department on Thursday announced one new death and 15 new cases of COVID-19.The county has a total of 419 confirmed cases, including 31 deaths. Most of the confirmed deaths are associated with long-term care living facilities.An 80-year-old man from Lower Township is the latest county resident to die, according to a county press release.“As we come together with expressions of sympathy and support to remember the passing of our loved ones, we must also remember to help each other, to protect your health and the health of others in our community,” Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “Let’s all do our part to get Cape May County through this challenging time.”Following is a breakdown of the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in the county: WILDWOOD CREST18 UPPER TOWNSHIP143282 TOTAL DECEASED LOWER TOWNSHIP1624634618 TOTAL ACTIVE93 NORTH WILDWOOD36 CAPE MAY CITY13 TOTAL RECOVERED COVID-19 testing in Ocean City will be done at the Community Center’s parking lot. MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS WOODBINE9811262 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY419 WEST CAPE MAY11 OCEAN CITY7201 DENNIS TOWNSHIP8191262 103 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP184324 WEST WILDWOOD21 WILDWOOD12118 STONE HARBOR0 922 192 The Department of Health wants to remind everyone that the use of a face covering is an extra step in the prevention of getting or spreading COVID-19. Please continue to maintain social distancing, wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, and only leave home for essential tasks or work.“Prevention is not only better than the cure, it’s the smartest thing to do,” Cape May County Health Officer Kevin Thomas said.COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person mainly with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or possibly one’s eyes. It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.To lessen overcrowding, all “essential retail” stores are only permitted to allow up to 50 percent of their approved capacity inside. All customers and employees are now required to wear face coverings while inside the store, and businesses must supply employees with masks, coverings and gloves.Call 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.