County logs 26 new coronavirus cases

Cherry Hill the latest hot spot with 10 confirmed mid-week cases.

The Camden County Department of Health announced on Wednesday 26 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 9,836 in Camden County today and 564 total fatalities.

“We are wishing a fast and full recovery to everyone who has recently been diagnosed with this insidious disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“No part of our community has gone untouched by this pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has lost a friend, loved one, or who is struggling to recover from a COVID-19-related illness. We will get through this if we work together, follow the guidance of public health experts, and trust that our sacrifices made today will lead to a better tomorrow.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,443 confirmed resident cases and 581 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 9,836 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 333 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 564 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: MALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: MALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 20s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 10s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 16: MALE, 20s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 10s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 18: MALE, 30s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 19: MALE, 20s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 20: MALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 21: MALE, 30s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 20s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Patient 23: FEMALE, 20s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Patient 24: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: MALE, 60s, WINSLOW 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.

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.