No deaths, 23 new coronavirus cases in CamCo

Camden City still hot spot for newly-tracked infections.

The Camden County Department of Health announced on Tuesday 23 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 7,141 in Camden County today and 349 total fatalities.

“Although the Governor announced today that the stay-at-home order in New Jersey has been lifted, this pandemic is still a long way from over,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“While this is welcome news for all of us, the loosening of these restrictions means that the virus will be able to spread rapidly again if we let our guards down. This fight will be ongoing until there is a safe and widely available vaccine and treatment for COVID-19. Until that time, we must continue to keep ourselves separated via social distancing, wear a mask or face cover when in public, and practice good hand hygiene to prevent contracting or spreading coronavirus.”

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,230 confirmed resident cases and 447 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 7,141 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 269 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 349 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

 

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 50s, BROOKLAWN BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 20s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: MALE, 20s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 60s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES 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.