Camden County stands at more than 9,000 cases of COVID-19

As of Wednesday, the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases totals in at 9,010 in Camden County and 549 total fatalities.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announcing three new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 26 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 9,010 in Camden County and 549 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: MALE, 80s, CAMDEN
New Case 2: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL
New Case 3: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we are wishing a speedy recovery to everyone who has contracted this disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The average age of newly infected persons reported today is someone in their 30s. We need our younger residents to help us protect our community by taking the necessary actions to stop the spread of coronavirus: wear a mask, social distance, and work with our contact tracers. As the virus circulates among young people it will inevitably jump to their older family members, friends, and neighbors who are more vulnerable. I know these sacrifices aren’t easy, but they are necessary if we are going to get through this without losing more lives.”

The Department of Health is announcing 26 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 1,340 confirmed resident cases and 516 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 9,010 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 549 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 60s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: MALE, UNKNOWN, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 13: MALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: MALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: MALE, 20s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 19: MALE, 50s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 80s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 50s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: MALE, 60s, WATERFORD 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.