(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 11 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remains ongoing.
“Today we saw a small decline in the number of positive cases coming in, but we are in no way out of the woods with this virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This is the time for us as a community to continue to social distance, so we can do our best to break the back of this virus and buy more time for our medical professionals to come up with medication and a vaccine to protect us all. In the interim, please keep staying at home and know that this mitigation strategy will yield successful results in saving lives.”
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
New Patient 1: Male, 50s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 2: Female, Juvenile, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 3: Female, 50s, Pennsauken Township
New Patient 4: Female, 30s, Gloucester City
New Patient 5: Female, 20s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 6: Male, 20s, Voorhees Township
New Patient 7: Male, 50s, Voorhees Township
New Patient 8: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 9: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 10: Male, 70s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 11: Male, 60s, Winslow Township
This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 70 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 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.