CamCo records 28 additional COVID-19 cases

Voorhees Township recording majority of cases in one location at end of first full week in September.

The Camden County Department of Health recorded 28 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County on Friday. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 10,104 in Camden County today and 568 total fatalities.

“Of today’s newly reported cases, the average newly infected person is between 20 and 30 years old,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“This week, we launched a new campaign aimed at getting young residents to ‘protect your circle.’ It is important to reiterate as we see more and more young people infected with COVID-19 that we do not yet know the long-term implications that may result from a coronavirus infection. Just because your illness is mild does not mean that it cannot cause serious complications down the line, as other viruses have been known to do. Please remember to always wear a mask, social distance, and minimize close contract with individuals who do not live in your household.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,402 confirmed resident cases and 579 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,104 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 318 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 568 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 20s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 20s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 20s, BERLIN BOROUGH
New Patient 4: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 20s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 10: MALE, 20s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 10s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 13: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 20s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 10s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 20s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 50s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 30s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: MALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: FEMALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 27: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 28: MALE, 30s, 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.