The Cape May County Department of Health reported 21 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the countywide total to 245.

No new fatalities were reported; the total number of deaths in the county stands at 17.

Lower Township leads Cape May County with 46 cases and 13 deaths, many from Victoria Manor nursing home. Middle Township is second with 39 cases, followed by Upper Township with 23.

Avalon, Cape May, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, and West Wildwood report no cases at the moment; some people in those towns who were previously battling the virus have been cleared.

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