CamCo logs 16 new COVID-19 cases

Signs of promise arise after nearly 100 cases logged in previous three days.

The Camden County Department of Health revealed on Tuesday 16 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 10,652 in Camden County today and 552 total fatalities.

“More than six months into this pandemic, we still face any number of unknown obstacles as we head into the fall and winter,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“For anyone who is having a tough time coping or navigating this crisis, please know that help is always available. During a time like this, mental health is just as important as physical health. If you need support, call (877) 294-HELP, or reach out to the Camden County Office of Mental Health and Addiction for additional services.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,437 confirmed resident cases and 604 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,652 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 327 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, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 2: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 3: FEMALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 4: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: MALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 6: MALE, 50s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 10s, OAKLYN BOROUGH
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 50s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 70s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH
New Patient 11: MALE, 70s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH
New Patient 12: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: MALE, 30s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: 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 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.