(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health has delayed reporting new cases today due to an unexpected outage affecting access to the state’s reporting database. New cases which would have been announced today will be announced tomorrow, Nov. 20, in aggregate with Friday’s cases. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County currently stands at 16,218 and 588 total fatalities.
“The outage appears to be affecting several counties and the Health Department is continuing to actively seek a fix by the state Department of Health. As a result of combining two days into one report, we expect tomorrow’s caseload to be deceivingly large,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Still, today’s delay does not change what we already know. Cases are growing rapidly in our community and are doing so at a pace that exceeds much of the state. We have to get this under control and fast. In addition to cancelling Thanksgiving gatherings, be sure to continue wearing a mask, social distancing, and taking every other precaution to protect your circle and your community at large.”
In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,662 confirmed resident cases and 735 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 16,218 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 349 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 588 total fatalities countywide.
Earlier this week, the county launched a new COVID-19 tracking dashboard on CamdenCounty.com. The platform allows residents to easily track the number of new cases and deaths in individual municipalities, as well to identify testing sites being operated in partnership with the Freeholder Board. You can access the dashboard via CamdenCounty.com or by clicking here.
For residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.
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, or text NJCOVID to 898-211. Residents should also download the COVID Alert NJ mobile application on their Apple or Android device where they can view the latest information regarding COVID-19 in the state and be notified of potential exposures to the virus.
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.