CamCo reports two deaths, 19 new cases

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday announced 2 (two) new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as 19 additional cases of the disease. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 7,441 in Camden County and 430 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: MALE, 90s, VOORHEES
New Case 2: MALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL

“It is with great pain that we announce two additional deaths caused by COVID-19 in Camden County today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we are wishing a fast recovery to all those who are currently combatting the disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“Over the last week, Camden County has averaged fewer than 30 new cases per day. This was not thinkable a month ago when we were seeing between 80 and 90 cases each day. This is due entirely to the actions of our residents who are wearing masks, staying home, and taking steps to reduce the likelihood that they contract or spread coronavirus. If we continue to take these actions, we can keep the spread of this disease low in our community, and we can save hundreds or thousands of lives in the process.”

Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,276 confirmed resident cases and 468 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 7,441 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 288 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 30 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 30s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: MALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: MALE, 60s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 60s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 14: MALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: MALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: MALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: MALE, 50s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 20s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

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.