Gloucester County confirms sixth COVID-19 death, 22 new cases on April 8

A 76-year-old county resident died from COVID-19 on Monday afternoon, according to health officials.

The Gloucester County Department of Health has confirmed its sixth COVID-19 death as well as 22 new positive cases today.

Health officials say a 76-year-old woman died from COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. She is the sixth county resident who is confirmed to have died from the virus.

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Twenty-two new positive COVID-19 cases were also announced on Wednesday. As of April 8, 1,890 total tests have been conducted. Of these cases, 343 have come back positive, 1,528 have come back negative and 19 are pending.

The 22 new COVID-19 cases are as follows:

  • A 37-year-old male from Deptford
  • A 35-year-old female from Elk Township
  • A 73-year-old male from Woodbury
  • A 52-year-old male from Woolwich
  • A 49-year-old male from Franklin Township
  • A 66-year-old female from Franklin Township
  • A 52-year-old male from Clayton
  • A 63-year-old female from Washington Township
  • An 81-year-old male from Deptford
  • A 51-year-old male from Elk
  • A 50-year-old female from Glassboro
  • A 56-year-old male from West Deptford
  • A 52-year-old male from Pitman
  • A 37-year-old male from Westville
  • An 89-year-old female from Washington Township
  • An 84-year-old male from Washington Township
  • A 62-year-old female from Washington Township
  • A 22-year-old female from Washington Township
  • A 27-year-old female from Westville
  • A 40-year-old female from Woodbury Heights
  • A 58-year-old male from Logan
  • A 59-year-old female from Harrison Township

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to conduct a full assessment that includes identifying the contacts these individuals have had.

New Jersey residents can call 2-1-1 or (1-800) 962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.

Please note that the call center is not able to diagnose or give medical recommendations. Healthcare providers should be contacted if medical advice is needed. People should call their doctor or hospital before going so healthcare staff can provide instructions on getting care.

Most people with mild symptoms do not need to be tested. It is important to stay home and isolate from others while sick.

Please continue to check the CDC at www.cdc.gov and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ websites for updates.

The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov.

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