Twelve deaths, 22 new cases in abbreviated count from CamCo

Eight deaths in Cherry Hill; Voorhees, Camden City and Cherry Hill comprise majority of new cases.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday announced 12 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 22 additional confirmed cases of the disease.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 4,294 in Camden County today and 230 total fatalities. In addition, the reporting system at the state Department of Health crashed today limiting the reporting ability from the county DOH of new confirmed cases. Anything not covered based on the crash will be included in the numbers for tomorrow.

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

Case 1: FEMALE, 80s, Cherry Hill
Case 2: FEMALE, 80s, Cherry Hill
Case 3: FEMALE, 90s, Cherry Hill
Case 4: FEMALE, 70s, Cherry Hill
Case 5: FEMALE, 70s, Cherry Hill
Case 6: MALE, 20s, Gloucester City
Case 7: FEMALE, 80s, Somerdale
Case 8: FEMALE, 80s, Cherry Hill
Case 9: MALE, 70s, Berlin Borough
Case 10: MALE, 60s, Camden
Case 11: MALE, 70s, Cherry Hill
Case 12: MALE, 70s, Cherry Hill

“We are deeply saddened to announce that 12 more members of the Camden County community have succumbed to this insidious disease. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, nine of whom were residents of long-term care facilities,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“Today’s reported case total is likely skewed lower due to a system outage that impacts how testing labs report back their results. Still, we know that our cases have been consistent or down for the better part of two weeks, and this is entirely due to the hard work of Camden County’s residents. As we begin to enter the next phase of this new reality, please continue to observe social distancing, avoid unnecessary trips, and wash your hands often. Even when select reopenings are permitted to occur by Governor Murphy, these guidelines will still be critical to limit the spread of this incredibly transmittable disease.”

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,071 confirmed cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 4,294 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this current time 178 deaths have been reported from these facilities out of our 230 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 4: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: MALE, 60s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 15: MALE, 30s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: MALE, 50s, BERLIN 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.

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.