COVID-19 cases drop in Gloucester County following one-day spike on Sunday

Gloucester County's 17 cases on Monday were the fewest reported in a single day since April 3.

After a large spike in cases was reported in Gloucester County on Sunday, county health officials have reported just 17 cases on May 18, the lowest single-day total in the county in more than a month.

Over the weekend, Gloucester County reported 29 new cases on Saturday and its largest number of cases this month on Sunday with 77. The increase was due to a large number of cases in South Harrison Twp. South Harrison accounted for more than half (56 of 106) of the cases confirmed over the weekend. Most of the South Harrison cases involved residents in their 20s and 30s.

Here is a breakdown of Monday’s new cases by municipality:

  • Deptford – 1
  • Glassboro – 4
  • Harrison Twp. – 1
  • Mantua – 1
  • Monroe Twp. – 2
  • Paulsboro – 1
  • Swedesboro – 1
  • Washington Twp. – 2
  • Woodbury – 4

Gloucester County also reported the death of three Deptford residents ill with COVID-19. All three residents were female, ages 84, 86 and 105.

Continue to check the CDC at and New Jersey Department of Health for updates. The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting