(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 10,030 in Camden County today and 568 total fatalities.
“Our numbers are lower than they were in the spring, but we cannot let our guard down for even a day if we are going to eradicate this virus from our community,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Today we announced a new campaign focused on educating young residents about their role in stopping the spread, but we all still have a role to play in this fight. Keep wearing a mask, social distancing, and working with contact tracers when they call. These actions have led us to this improved position, and they will continue to be critical if we plan to further reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
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 1,398 confirmed resident cases and 579 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,030 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 318 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 568 total fatalities countywide.
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
|New Patient 1:||FEMALE,||30s,||BELLMAWR BOROUGH|
|New Patient 2:||FEMALE,||40s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 3:||MALE,||50s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 4:||FEMALE,||50s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 5:||MALE,||30s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 6:||FEMALE,||20s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 7:||FEMALE,||30s,||CAMDEN CITY|
|New Patient 8:||MALE,||40s,||CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 9:||FEMALE,||50s,||CLEMENTON BOROUGH|
|New Patient 10:||FEMALE,||10s,||GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 11:||FEMALE,||20s,||HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH|
|New Patient 12:||MALE,||20s,||LINDENWOLD BOROUGH|
|New Patient 13:||MALE,||30s,||PINE HILL BOROUGH|
|New Patient 14:||MALE,||10s,||VOORHEES TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 15:||FEMALE,||50s,||VOORHEES TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 16:||FEMALE,||10s,||WINSLOW TOWNSHIP|
|New Patient 17:||MALE,||40s,||WINSLOW TOWNSHIP|
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.