Gloucester County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases on May 21

The 34 cases boosts Gloucester County's total number of positive tests above 2,000.

Gloucester County topped the 2,000 COVID-19 case mark on Thursday as health officials reported 34 new cases on May 21.

The 34 new cases are a slight decline from the prior day, but is the second-highest single-day total in the county over the past week. Nearly half of the cases were reported in Washington Twp. Out of Washington Township’s 15 new cases, 12 of them involved residents 70 years or older.

Gloucester County also confirmed one death of a resident ill with COVID-19 on Thursday, an 86-year-old woman from Glassboro. It is the first time since May 11 the county did not report multiple deaths from COVID-19 in a single day.

Here is a breakdown of Gloucester County’s 34 new cases by municipality:

  • Deptford – 4
  • Franklin Twp. – 3
  • Glassboro – 2
  • Greenwich Twp. – 1
  • Mantua – 1
  • Monroe Twp. – 3
  • National Park – 1
  • Pitman – 1
  • Washington Twp. – 15
  • West Deptford – 2
  • Woolwich – 1

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.