(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 21 additional positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
“While resources become more available from our three major county-based healthcare facilities, we continue to see a steady stream of confirmed positive tests for the novel coronavirus. Again, I believe, considering the delay in getting testing into the county and the state, that these numbers will continue to grow based on the original lag time in testing and the delay in getting tests back from the lab,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Unified as one community, we have to be prepared for an extended fight. Preparation and a consistent response are how we break the back of this virus and win this war. I want to thank everyone who has been staying home and encourage everyone who hasn’t taken those recommendations seriously to do so immediately.”
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
New Patient 1: Female, 60s, Merchantville Borough
New Patient 2: Female, 40s, Camden City
New Patient 3: Male, 80s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 4: Female, 60s, Winslow Township
New Patient 5: Male, 30s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 6: Female, 30, Barrington Borough
New Patient 7: Male, 60s, Berlin Township
New Patient 8: Female, 30s, Camden City
New Patient 9: Female, 40s, Winslow Township
New Patient 10: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 11: Female, 20s, Runnemede
New Patient 12: Male, 40s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 13: Female, 60s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 14: Male, 40s, Winslow Township
New Patient 15: Female, 40s, Winslow Township
New Patient 16: Female, 40s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 17: Male, 40s, Bellmawr Borough
New Patient 18: Female, 20s, Voorhees Township
New Patient 19: Male, 20s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 20: Male, 60s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 21: Female, 30s, Gloucester Township
This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 138 in Camden County today and one total fatality. At this point in time about 20% of patients inflicted by COVID-19 are being treated by one of three county health care systems.
The county Health Department is currently working with the NJDOH to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.
Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions. New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus at https://covid19.nj.gov/.
Information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and general information provided to the public is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.