News broke over the weekend that 12 people from Bucks County, Pa. who have tested positive for covid-19 have been traced to a person who spread the virus at recent beach house gatherings at the Jersey Shore. The initial report didn't give any details about where this virus transmission had occurred.

Monday, the New Jersey Department of Health reported that the exposures occurred at a college-age house party in Cape May County over Memorial Day weekend. The Cape May County town was still not disclosed. The cases are reportedly mild, and contract tracing is ongoing, the agency said.

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Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department said there are likely to be additional infections among family members of the new cases.

The press release quotes Damsker as saying...

“This is exactly why we can’t let our guard down now, even if it feels `safe’ to be at the beach. “One unlucky exposure can lead to a large cascade of cases down the line. We want everyone to enjoy the warmer weather and have fun, but let’s keep in mind that COVID is still circulating in the community at baseline levels.”

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