The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger, the county said in a press release.Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved onesChanges in sleep or eating patternsDifficulty sleeping or concentratingWorsening of chronic health problemsWorsening of mental health conditionsIncreased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugsPeople who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19Children and teensPeople who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors, other health care providers, and first respondersPeople who have mental health conditions including problems with substance useTaking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.Ways to cope with stress include:Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.Take care of your body.Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.Avoid alcohol and drugs. WILDWOOD CREST09 OCEAN CITY7201 Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions.Stay up to date on the coronavirus crisis 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 cmchealth.net.Editor’s note: The story has been updated from an earlier version to list the correct number of new COVID-19 cases. NORTH WILDWOOD36 WEST WILDWOOD21 TOTAL RECOVERED WEST CAPE MAY11 CAPE MAY POINT0 189 UPPER TOWNSHIP15242 94 STONE HARBOR0 CAPE MAY CITY113 LOWER TOWNSHIP16174834317 TOTAL ACTIVE91 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY404 WOODBINE7211202 SEA ISLE CITY02 WILDWOOD1118 The Cape May County Health Department on Wednesday reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, including three that caused the deaths of a 71-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Lower Township, and a 71-year-old woman from Middle Township.The total number of coronavirus deaths in Cape May County now stands at 30. Altogether, the county has 404 cases.“We are all profoundly saddened by this news,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “Our prayers are with the families and loved ones at this sad time. The unfortunate reality is that there will likely be more deaths as the number of cases grow, which is why social distancing is so important, especially around our elderly population.”Following is a breakdown of the number of coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in Cape May County: TOTAL DECEASED MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS AVALON16 921 DENNIS TOWNSHIP7391262 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP2024124
â€œGovernment is refreshing its sports outlook. That was why we set up this committee. You have advised us on what to do and have come up with a document that will regulate the sports industry, including how to improve on our current ranking in sports, funding and how to get stakeholders in the industry to join us in revamping the sectorâ€ he added.â€œWe assure you that we will act on the document and it will guide our sports architecture,â€ the governor said, noting that the job of the committee is not over as it has to come up with implementation strategies for the bill, when passed into law.Obaseki stressed that it was time to transit from the old ways of managing sports so that it can be self-financing.Earlier, the Chairman of the 11-man committee and Deputy Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, said the committee gave a broad view to the issues surrounding sports development in the state before it came up with the sports documents. Shaibu assured that the bills when passed into law, would move sports to the next level in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 11-man committee set up by the Edo State Government to revive sports in the state has submitted two proposed bills: The Edo Sports Commission Bill and the Sports Trust Fund Bill to Governor Godwin Obaseki.Receiving the documents at Government House in Benin City, Obaseki commended the committee for doing a good job and assured that the bills when passed into law, would revitalise sports in the state.He thanked the committee for their commitment to the terms of reference they were given, which led to the formulation of the sports document and promised that the bills would be sent to the State House of Assembly.