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COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Department of Health reported April 3 that a 72-year-old female, from Upper Township, with underlying health conditions, died from COVID-19, according to a release.

“I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones during this time of loss,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “As COVID-19 continues to spread in Cape May County, we must all do what we can to keep each other safe.”

“My heart is with the family, friends, and neighbors who are grieving,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Health Department and an Upper Township resident. “This loss is deeply felt by our entire community. Now more than ever, each of us must do our part to prevent the spread of this virus, especially to our most vulnerable residents.”

Health Officer Kevin Thomas emphasized the importance of all residents to do their part to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in our communities who might be at higher risk of severe illness or death. The most vulnerable include those over 65-years-old and those with underlying health conditions.

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