Gloucester County sees small dip in new COVID-19 cases this week, increase in reported deaths

Gloucester County reported nine new COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days, including five on July 3 alone.

The number of COVID-19 cases dropped very slightly in Gloucester County over the past seven days, but the county saw a big increase in deaths after five were reported on July 3.

In the week spanning July 2 through July 8, Gloucester County averaged 13.9 new COVID-19 cases per day. The number is a small decrease from the 14.4 cases per day reported June 25 through July 1, but remains higher than the average of the previous three weeks in June. Here is the history of the week-by-week average daily case numbers in Gloucester County:

  • March 18 to March 25 – 3.4 cases per day
  • March 26 to April 1 – 17.6
  • April 2 to April 8 – 27.0
  • April 9 to April 15 – 35.3
  • April 16 to April 22 – 37.3
  • April 23 to April 29 – 51.1
  • April 30 to May 6 – 44.3
  • May 7 to May 13 – 30.7
  • May 14 to May 20 – 35.1
  • May 21 to May 27 – 27.0
  • May 28 to June 3 – 19.9
  • June 4 to June 10 – 12.4
  • June 11 to June 17 – 11.3
  • June 18 to June 24 – 10.6
  • June 25 to July 1 – 14.4
  • July 2 to July 8 – 13.9

Gloucester County had a large increase in deaths over the past week with nine reported for an average of 1.3 per day. This is primarily due to last Friday, when the county reported five deaths. Below is the history of the average number of COVID-19 deaths by week in Gloucester County:

  • March 18 to March 25 – 0 (first COVID-19 death reported by the county on March 27)
  • March 26 to April 1 – 0.3 per day
  • April 2 to April 8 – 0.4
  • April 9 to April 15 – 0.9
  • April 16 to April 22 – 2.7
  • April 23 to April 29 – 1.4
  • April 30 to May 6 – 3.6
  • May 7 to May 13 – 4.4
  • May 14 to May 20 – 4.6
  • May 21 to May 27 – 1.9
  • May 28 to June 3 – 1.0
  • June 4 to June 10 – 0.9
  • June 11 to June 17 – 2.0
  • June 18 to June 24 – 0.4
  • June 25 to July 1 – 0.4
  • July 2 to July 8 – 1.3

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.