CamCo reveals host of new COVID-19 positives

Thursday brings 48 more positives, ups CamCo total to 350.

The Department of Health revealed on Thursday an additional 48 positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

“We are continuing to combat this virus through mitigation efforts and testing, nevertheless, we are still receiving a steady flow of new cases from our partners at the state and private labs,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“This is a war that we will win not over a period of weeks, but over a period of months. We all must remain vigilant, policing ourselves to stay at home, to avoid unnecessary trips, and to exercise social distancing to the greatest possible extent. We have seen this strategy work in other parts of the world that have fought back this virus, and if we do our part it will work here too. While many of us stay at home, I’d like to again thank our first responders, healthcare professionals, and everyone who is on the front lines fighting this virus and keeping the rest of us safe.”

Today, the hospitalization rate among Camden County cases fell to under 10 percent, and 73 residents were tested at the county’s mobile testing site at Cooper Poynt Waterfront Park in Camden City.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

  • 10 from Camden City
  • 7 from Cherry Hill
  • 6 from Winslow Township
  • 5 from Gloucester Township and Pennsauken
  • 3 from Lindenwold Borough
  • 1 each from Audubon, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Merchantville, Pine Hill, Runnemede, Somerdale and Voorhees

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 350 in Camden County today and eight (8) total fatalities.

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 at https://covid19.nj.gov/.

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.