(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
“We need to be very clear that as new cases continue to be diagnosed, this does not mean social distancing isn’t working. As tests become more readily available, we will inevitably see more positive results,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Our team is working to identify any direct exposures to these confirmed cases, but at this juncture everyone needs to be social distancing to the greatest extent possible. The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home, avoid crowds and large gatherings, and continue adhering to the recommended hygiene practices.”
The Department of Health is announcing five new cases of coronavirus in Camden County. The following information is currently available regarding these patients:
New Patient 1: Male, 30s, Cherry Hill. Self-isolating at home.
New Patient 2: Male, 50s, Barrington. Self-isolating at home.
New Patient 3: Female, 50s, Voorhees. Self-isolating at home.
New Patient 4: Male, 20s. Investigation just beginning.
New Patient 5: Male, 40s. Investigation just beginning.
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 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253, or the statewide information and referral service at 2-1-1, 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 webpage.
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.