Camden County records six deaths, 19 new coronavirus cases

Camden City, Voorhees feel brunt of latest COVID-19 numbers.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday six (6) new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 19 additional cases of the disease.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 7,408 in Camden County and 416 total fatalities. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

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

New Case 1: MALE, 40s, Gloucester Township
New Case 2: FEMALE, 50s, Voorhees
New Case 3: MALE, 80s, Collingswood
New Case 4: FEMALE, 60s, Voorhees
New Case 5: MALE, 80s, Voorhees
New Case 6: MALE, 90s, Cherry Hill

“We are again saddened to announce the deaths of six additional Camden County residents today caused by COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“We can’t lose sight of this fight for even one day. Although our cases are down and much of our economy is reopening, this progress can be quickly undone if we do not continue to strictly adhere to the recommendations of our public health experts. Managing this crisis will be much more like running a marathon than a sprint, but we can get to the finish line if we work together to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.”

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,270 confirmed resident cases and 464 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 7,408 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 283 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 416 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 30s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 70s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 40s, STRATFORD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 70s, STRATFORD BOROUGH
New Patient 19: MALE, 40s, 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.