CamCo posts 38 additional COVID-19 cases; county also adjusts fatality totals

Several county locales had their coronavirus fatality records adjusted to more accurately reflect viral potency.

The Camden County Department of Health revealed on Wednesday 38 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Health Department is also announcing several changes to the municipal breakdown of the county’s COVID-19 deaths as the Department’s investigations continue. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 10,954 in Camden County today and 559 total fatalities.

Patient information provided at the time of their passing is often incomplete and/or inaccurate. The Health Department investigates every suspected death caused by COVID-19 for accuracy after it has been reported. Over the course of these investigations, the Department has updated inaccurate records so that they contain correct, up-to-date information. As a result of these efforts, the breakdown of deaths per municipality has changed:

Municipality Previously Reported Updated Change
Audubon 4 4 0
Audubon Park 0 0 0
Barrington 4 3 -1
Bellmawr 8 9 +1
Berlin Boro 11 9 -2
Berlin Twp. 2 0 -2
Brooklawn 0 0 0
Camden 92 87 -5
Cherry Hill 146 155 +9
Chesilhurst 1 1 0
Clementon 5 3 -2
Collingswood 17 13 -4
Gibbsboro 0 0 0
Gloucester City 4 4 0
Gloucester Twp. 58 62 +4
Haddon Heights 3 3 0
Haddon Twp. 5 4 -1
Haddonfield 5 5 0
Hi-Nella 1 1 0
Laurel Springs 1 1 0
Lawnside 2 1 -1
Lindenwold 11 8 -3
Magnolia 1 0 -1
Merchantville 11 1 -10
Mount Ephraim 2 2 0
Oaklyn 1 1 0
Pennsauken 16 25 +9
Pine Hill 4 4 0
Pine Valley 0 0 0
Runnemede 3 4 +1
Somerdale 1 1 0
Stratford 2 2 0
Tavistock 0 0 0
Voorhees Twp. 99 108 +9
Waterford Twp. 4 2 -2
Winslow Twp. 35 34 -1
Woodlynne 0 1 +1
Unknown 0 1 +1
Totals 559 559 0

“We are asking everyone to continue doing their part to protect those around them, and to prevent any additional unnecessary loss of life because of this virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“As we prepare for flu season and colder weather, now is the time to take steps to reduce your potential exposure to coronavirus. Wear masks, social distance, and minimize gatherings with others. We can get back to normal, but we have to take this fight seriously to make sure that we get there.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,452 confirmed resident cases and 607 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 10,954 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 559 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 50s, AUDUBON BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 3: MALE, JUVENILE, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 4: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 11: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 12: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 18: MALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: MALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 22: MALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 23: FEMALE, 20s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: MALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 27: FEMALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 50s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH
New Patient 29: MALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 30: MALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 31: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 32: FEMALE, 50s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 33: MALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 34: MALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 35: FEMALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 36: FEMALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 37: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 38: FEMALE, 10s, WOODLYNNE 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 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.