CamCo reports only 20 new cases

County sees no deaths, significant drop in cases from average weekend numbers.

The Camden County Department of Health announced on Tuesday 20 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 8,984 in Camden County today and 546 total fatalities.

“Over the past two months we have seen the average age of infected persons in Camden County drop from approximately 47 to approximately 31, underscoring the reality that young adults are driving the spread of this disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“We are seeing similar trends play out across the country, but house parties and other large gatherings are significant factors in our state’s recent uptick in cases. Although we are extremely fortunate that this virus does not seem to be as severe when infecting young adults, we need them to step up and help control the spread of coronavirus so that others can be protected and our region can move forward with reopening our economy.”

Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,340 confirmed resident cases and 512 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 8,984 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 311 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 538 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 50s, AUDUBON BOROUGH
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 3: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: MALE, 20s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 10: MALE, 20s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 60s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 60s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: MALE, 60s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 19: MALE, 40s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 70s, 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.