County sees 16 new cases of COVID-19, urges residents to ‘redouble’ efforts

The following is a message from The Camden County Department of Health:

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 16 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 10,484 in Camden County today and 552 total fatalities.

“The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated today that the earliest a vaccine is likely to be made available to all Americans would be next spring or summer,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “I know this has pandemic has been hard for our residents and in a number of different ways, but we can get through this if we redouble our efforts. Until it is safe to return to normal, please continue wearing masks, social distancing, and working forthrightly with our team of contact tracers when they call.”

The Department of Health is announcing 16 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 1,398 confirmed resident cases and 583 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,484 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 316 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 552 total fatalities countywide.

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 4: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: MALE, 30s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 10: MALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: MALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 70s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 15: MALE, 50s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 20s, STRATFORD 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 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.