(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 17 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 9,620 in Camden County today and 554 total fatalities.
“While scientists and disease experts hunt for effective treatments and a vaccine, Camden County residents can stop the spread of COVID-19 by using the tools we already know work,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Wear a mask, even when outdoors if possible, avoid parties and large gatherings, work with our contact tracers when they call, and stay home if you feel sick. The longer we can keep transmission of this virus down, the fewer lives we’ll lose before a vaccine is developed.”
The Department of Health is announcing 17 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,357 confirmed resident cases and 553 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 9,620 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 314 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 554 total fatalities countywide.
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
|New Patient 1:||FEMALE,||30s,||AUDUBON BOROUGH|
|New Patient 2:||MALE,||70s,||BERLIN TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 3:||MALE,||30s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 4:||MALE,||JUVENILE,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 5:||FEMALE,||40s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 6:||MALE,||20s,||CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 7:||MALE,||10s,||CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 8:||FEMALE,||60s,||CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 9:||FEMALE,||JUVENILE,||GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 10:||FEMALE,||50s,||HADDONFIELD BOROUGH|
|New Patient 11:||MALE,||20s,||LAWNSIDE BOROUGH|
|New Patient 12:||FEMALE,||20s,||PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 13:||FEMALE,||30s,||RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH|
|New Patient 14:||FEMALE,||50s,||RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH|
|New Patient 15:||FEMALE,||60s,||RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH|
|New Patient 16:||MALE,||20s,||WINSLOW TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 17:||FEMALE,||40s,||WOODLYNNE BOROUGH|
The county Health Department is currently working 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.
For those 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.
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.