Health Department reports 59 new cases of COVID-19

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 6,588 in Camden County.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announcing 59 additional confirmed cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 6,588 in Camden County today and 320 total fatalities.

“As we continue to mourn the residents lost to COVID, today offered a small glimmer of hope with only 59 confirmed cases. We have generally seen falling numbers over the past week dropping our growth rate to just over 1 percent,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the weather warms up and access to testing continues to grow, we may see the rate fall under 1 percent, which would be a great milestone. Nevertheless, we cannot become complacent. Wear a mask when out in public, wash your hands and always remember to maintain a six-foot perimeter. These are the only tools we have at our disposal to stop the transmission of this virus and to end the pandemic.”

The Department of Health is announcing 59 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

Cappelli continued about some of the new benchmarks set by Governor Phil Murphy.

“I also want to applaud the governor for getting us one step closer to going back to work, by setting tangible dates for the reopening of day cares, summer camps and youth sports,” Cappelli said. “Nothing in the state can reopen unless families have a safe place to send their children as we slowly return to significantly different workplaces. I know Governor Murphy will be following the science and data that will guide us to a place where we can reacclimate ourselves – with safety standards and mitigation strategies in place – to a life we lived prior to the pandemic.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,119 confirmed resident cases and 382 confirmed staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 6,588 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this current time 237 resident deaths and three staff deaths have been reported from these facilities out of our 320 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 80s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 60s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 50s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 4: MALE, 40s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: MALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 12: MALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 13: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: FEMALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: FEMALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: MALE, 80s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 26: FEMALE, 30s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 27: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 29: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 30: MALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 31: FEMALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 32: MALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 33: FEMALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 34: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 35: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 36: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 37: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 38: MALE, 20s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 39: FEMALE, 80s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 40: FEMALE, 40s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 41: FEMALE, 30s, HI-NELLA BOROUGH
New Patient 42: FEMALE, 20s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 43: MALE, 10s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 44: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 45: MALE, 40s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 46: FEMALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 47: FEMALE, 60s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 48: MALE, 80s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 49: FEMALE, 50s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 50: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 51: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 52: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 53: FEMALE, 30s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 54: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 55: MALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 56: MALE, 50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 57: FEMALE, 10s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 58: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 59: FEMALE, 30s, WINSLOW 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.