(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 18 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
“Today, we saw another 43% increase in cases in the county, which says two things to me: first, that testing is more widespread in the county and second, that we need to continue to isolate and aggressively socially distance to break the back of this virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We need to be vigilant and I cannot underscore enough the need for residents to stay home. I said it yesterday, and I will say it again, make no mistake, this will become a lifesaving operation in the future until we get an effective medicine or vaccine to treat COVID-19.”
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
New Patient 1: Male, 60s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 2: Female, 50s, Collingswood
New Patient 3: Male, 20s, Voorhees
New Patient 4: Male, 20s, Haddonfield
New Patient 5: Male, 40s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 6: Male, 60s, Winslow
New Patient 7: Male, 30s, Pine Hill
New Patient 8: Female, 60s, Lindenwold
New Patient 9: Female, 50s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 10: Female, 30s, Magnolia
New Patient 11: Male, 50s, Winslow
New Patient 12: Male, 40s, Somerdale
New Patient 13: Female, 20s, Collingswood
New Patient 14: Female, 30s, Gloucester City
New Patient 15: Female, 40s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 16: Female, 80s, Bellmawr
New Patient 17: Female, 60s, Camden
New Patient 18: Female, 50s, Winslow
This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 59 in Camden County today with one total fatality.
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 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.