CamCo logs 13 deaths over four-week period; 17 new coronavirus cases

COVID-19 deaths recorded over a four-week period from mid-May through mid-June.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday, 13 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County which occurred between May 18 and June 16, as well as 17 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 7,754 in Camden County and 458 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: FEMALE 80s, CAMDEN
New Case 2: FEMALE 90s, CAMDEN
New Case 3: FEMALE 90s, VOORHEES
New Case 4: MALE 80s, VOORHEES
New Case 5: FEMALE 80s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 6: FEMALE 90s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 7: FEMALE 70s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 8: FEMALE 90s, VOORHEES
New Case 9: MALE 30s, RUNNEMEDE
New Case 10: FEMALE 80s, VOORHEES
New Case 11: FEMALE 70s, WINSLOW
New Case 12: FEMALE 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: FEMALE 90s, STRATFORD

“It is heartbreaking to continue to learn of deaths in Camden County that had previously not been reported. These devastating announcements underscore the importance of our mitigation measures. We must work harder than ever to protect our neighbors and those most vulnerable members of our community,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“As cases continue to rise in other states, Camden County’s growth rate has remained steady. We are averaging just 26 new cases per day over the past week, and we are seeing growth rates of under one percent. If we continue to social distance and wear masks and face coverings, we will keep trending in the right direction.”

The Department of Health is announcing 17 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 1,299 confirmed resident cases and 473 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 7,754 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 298 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 458 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: UNKNOWN, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 40s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 9: MALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 50s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 20s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 50s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: MALE, 70s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 20s, 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.