COVID-19 update: Cases drop for third straight day after late-week increase

After reporting 19 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, Gloucester County saw the number drop to 14 on Saturday, eight on Sunday and seven on Monday.

After a late-week increase of COVID-19 cases last Thursday and Friday in Gloucester County, case totals have dropped over the past three days.

Gloucester County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, eight on Sunday and seven on Monday, marking a third straight day of decreasing numbers. This follows a stretch last week where 18 cases were reported on Thursday and 19 on Friday.

On Saturday, Washington Twp. continued to account for a large number of the cases. Exactly half of the 14 new cases came out of the township, with four of the seven cases involving residents 32 years or younger. Here’s a breakdown of Saturday’s new cases by municipality:

  • Deptford – 1
  • Mantua – 1
  • Monroe Twp. – 1
  • Washington Twp. – 7
  • West Deptford – 1
  • Westville – 1
  • Woolwich – 2

Sunday and Monday saw the new positive cases become more scattered. On Sunday, only one municipality reported more than one positive case. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Deptford – 2
  • Harrison Twp. – 1
  • Logan – 1
  • Monroe Twp. – 1
  • Paulsboro – 1
  • Pitman – 1
  • Washington Twp. – 1

Monday’s seven new cases were even more scattered, with every positive result coming from a different town. The seven new cases were located in Elk, Mantua, Monroe Twp., Paulsboro, Swedesboro, Washington Twp. and Westville.

No new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed on Saturday or Monday. On Sunday, there were two new deaths reported: a 41-year-old Paulsboro man and a 63-year-old Woolwich man.

Continue to check the CDC at www.cdc.gov and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ websites for updates. The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov.