Seven deaths, 261 new cases in CamCo

Deaths and new confirmed cases continue to rise.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday seven new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 261 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 14,263 in Camden County and 588 total fatalities.

The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:

New Case 1: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN
New Case 2: FEMALE, 90s, GIBBSBORO
New Case 3: FEMALE, 80s, LINDENWOLD
New Case 4: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES
New Case 5: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN
New Case 6: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW
New Case 7: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as with everyone who is currently battling this disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“This is the largest single day total we have ever experienced in Camden County, and unfortunately, we have not seen any sign of slowing case growth since this surge began in the early days of October. Just because our state’s economy remains open does not mean that we can operate under a ‘business as usual’ mentality. Please minimize your contact with others to the greatest extent possible, wear a mask when you leave your home, and avoid indoor gatherings with friends and family. We will get through this, but we have to take action to flatten the curve before it is too late.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,595 confirmed resident cases and 684 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 14,263 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 345 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 588 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 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. Residents should also download the COVID Alert NJ mobile application on their Apple or Android device where they can view the latest information regarding COVID-19 in the state and be notified of potential exposures to the virus.

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.