Five deaths among new report of coronavirus in CamCo

Ninety-seven new cases disclosed by Camden County.

The Camden County Department of Health on Tuesday evening announced five (5) new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 97 additional confirmed cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 780 in Camden County today and 23 total fatalities.

The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:

Case 1: Male, 70s, Cherry Hill

Case 2: Female, 60s, Gloucester Township

Case 3: Male, 80s, Gloucester City

Case 4: Male, 90s, Cherry Hill

Case 5: Male 50s, Camden City

“Today we learned of five additional lives lost to this terrible virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who continue to endure loss during this crisis. Again, we are seeing another rise in cases today that I believe is directly related to the expansion of testing sites. That said, we need to keep doubling down on our social distancing and lock all windows and doors when it comes to mitigation,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“For many of us, these coming weeks represent the toughest challenge we have faced in our lifetimes, as we reach the expected peak of the virus’ activity in the United States. If we continue to stay home, maintain appropriate social distance, and follow the advice of medical professionals and experts, we will defeat this virus and we will overcome this unprecedented obstacle together.”

The Department of Health is also announcing 97 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

The largest groups by municipality, among new patients:

  • 22 from Camden City
  • 20 from Voorhees Township
  • 10 from Cherry Hill
  • 9 from Gloucester Township
  • 6 from Pennsauken
  • 5 from Winslow Township

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.