Latest coronavirus numbers from CamCo find many cases in younger population

More than 60 percent of new infections found in persons 30 or younger.

The Camden County Department of Health revealed on Friday 44 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 9,334 in Camden County today and 551 total fatalities.

“Of today’s new cases, more than 60 percent are individuals under 30 years old. We need to be clear that young people are not immune to this virus, and they are contracting and carrying COVID-19 in increasing numbers,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“We continue to find that the spread of coronavirus at this time is largely linked to preventable, behavioral choices, such as attending parties or large gatherings, and not wearing a mask or social distancing. We need to take the recommendations of our public health officials seriously if we are going to get through this, especially when the fall reduces our ability to gather outdoors where air flows more easily.”

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 530 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 9,334 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 551 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 30s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 10s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 16: MALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: MALE, 20s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: FEMALE, JUVENILE, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 24: MALE, JUVENILE, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Patient 25: MALE, 30s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Patient 26: FEMALE, 20s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Patient 27: FEMALE, 10s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 29: FEMALE, JUVENILE, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 30: MALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 31: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 32: FEMALE, JUVENILE, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 33: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 34: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 35: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 36: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 37: FEMALE, 30s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 38: FEMALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 39: FEMALE, 40s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Patient 40: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 41: FEMALE, JUVENILE, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH
New Patient 42: FEMALE, 20s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH
New Patient 43: FEMALE, JUVENILE, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH
New Patient 44: FEMALE, JUVENILE, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

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.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

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, or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

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.