County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day

Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.. said the seven-day average of new cases has crept above 30 for the first time in nearly a month.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 30 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 10,230 in Camden County today and 569 total fatalities.

“We are experiencing slow but steady spread of this virus in our community. This is a marked improvement from where we were in April, but this pandemic still poses a significant risk to our community,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Our seven-day average of new cases has crept above 30 for the first time in nearly a month, likely due to relaxed precautions during the Labor Day holiday. If we are going to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect our circles, we cannot afford to take days off from wearing masks and social distancing. We all have a responsibility to keep our friends and neighbors safe.”

The Department of Health is announcing 30 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 1,407 confirmed resident cases and 579 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,230 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 569 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 90s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 2: MALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 3: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 4: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 60s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 50s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 80s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 20s, MAGNOLIA BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, JUVENILE, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 40s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH
New Patient 20: MALE, 40s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: MALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 27: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 29: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 30: FEMALE, 20s, 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 8AM to 8PM 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.