Camden County sees 15 new cases of COVID-19

Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr. said the county is averaging a quarter of the new cases each day as compared to what they were seeing five weeks ago.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 15 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 7,572 in Camden County today and 430 total fatalities.

“The incredible progress we have seen throughout the month of June has only been possible because of residents throughout Camden County who have continued to take this threat seriously, and who have worked to protect others as much as themselves,” said Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Today we are averaging a quarter of the new cases each day that we were just five weeks ago. We have shown that you can beat this virus back if you take the necessary precautions and follow the guidelines of health experts. If we continue to wear masks and ease back into our normal routines, we will save lives and prevent transmission of this disease from becoming widespread once again.”

The Department of Health is announcing 15 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,287 confirmed resident cases and 473 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 7,572 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 293 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 430 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 70s, BERLIN BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 20s, 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, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: MALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 40s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 30s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 60s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: 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.