Camden County COVID-19 death toll reaches new high

With 22 additional deaths as of Friday, July 10, Camden County has now lost more than 500 residents to COVID-19.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announcing 22 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 25 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 8,089 in Camden County and 501 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 2: FEMALE, 70s, VOORHEES
New Case 3: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 4: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES
New Case 5: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN
New Case 6: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN
New Case 7: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 8: MALE, 80s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 9: MALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN
New Case 10: MALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 11: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 12: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: FEMALE, 100s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 14: FEMALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 15: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN
New Case 16: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 17: FEMALE, 90s, CAMDEN
New Case 18: MALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 19: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 20: MALE, 60s, UNKNOWN
New Case 21: FEMALE, 90s, VOORHEES
New Case 22: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL

“This pandemic has been marked by one grim milestone after another. Today, we announce with a heavy heart the loss of 22 additional Camden County residents, bringing our total number of victims to over 500,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The toll of this pandemic has been absolutely devastating. Hundreds of families in our community have been torn apart by this virus, and news from around the country raises fears that we will continue to face additional loss of life in the weeks and months ahead. The only way to prevent this from happening is to continue following the guidance of public health officials. Wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings, and stay home if you are sick. This fight has not been easy, and it is not getting easier, but we can win the war against this virus if we work together and individually take responsibility for the health and wellbeing of those around us.”

The Department of Health is announcing 25 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 1,321 confirmed resident cases and 492 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 8,089 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 303 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 501 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 40s, AUDUBON BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, JUVENILE, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: MALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 30s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 20s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 12: MALE, 30s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 13: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: MALE, 60s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 80s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 10s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 10s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: MALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: MALE, 60s, VOORHEES 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.