The Camden County Department of Health is announcing six (6) new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 95 additional confirmed cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 1,478 in Camden County today and 45 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, 90s, Cherry Hill
Case 3: Male 70s, Cherry Hill
Case 4: Male, 90s, Cherry Hill
Case 5: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill
Case 6: Male, 60s, Cherry Hill
“We are saddened to have learned of another six souls in Camden County who lost their battle with coronavirus. Our thoughts now turn to the families and friends who have lost loved ones and are mourning during this unprecedented event,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.
“Tomorrow the Freeholder Board will join Jefferson Health New Jersey for the opening of a new testing site on the campus of Camden County College in Gloucester Township. Testing is a critical tool that informs our mitigation efforts and will play a pivotal role in this fight. But a reminder to our residents, now is not the time to start easing restrictions, skirting restrictions, or ignoring stay at home orders. Now is the time to double-down on our efforts and strengthen our resolve. If we combine our collective action with the information gained at this site and elsewhere, we can break the back of this disease and win the war against coronavirus.”
The Department of Health is also announcing 95 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 numbers of cases by municipality:
- 26 in Camden City
- 9 in Gloucester Township
- 9 in Pennsauken
- 8 in Cherry Hill
- 6 in Winslow Township
- 6 in Voorhees Township
In addition, there were two cases logged from an unknown county municipality.
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.