County sees largest single day total of COVID-19 cases

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 242 confirmed cases.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 242 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 13,334 in Camden County today and 581 total fatalities.

“This is the largest total of new cases we have ever seen in a single day in Camden County. We have to get back to the mindset we had in the spring and work to flatten this curve,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Experts have been warning for months that we were at risk of a fall resurgence of COVID-19, and it appears that we are now in the middle of that surge. Our contact tracing team continues to report that indoor gatherings, among other factors, are driving the spike. We need to flatten this curve and get this virus under control. That can only happen if we all immediately alter our behavior so as to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.”

The Department of Health is announcing 242 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 1,571 confirmed resident cases and 675 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 13,334 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 343 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 581 total fatalities countywide.

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.