Two day count from CamCo reveals eight deaths, more than 400 confirmed cases

County on verge of reaching 600 deaths since pandemic began in March.

After a delay of almost 48 hours, the Camden County Department of Health announced on Friday eight new deaths caused by COVID-19, as well as 404 additional confirmed cases of the disease confirmed between Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 16,622 in Camden County today and 596 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: FEMALE, 90s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 3: FEMALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 4: FEMALE, 80s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 5: MALE, 90s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Every death caused by this crisis is a tragedy, and we must do everything in our power to prevent any additional loss of life,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“This weekend, please continue to heed the advice of public health experts to keep yourself and others safe. I know that we have all grown tired with the pandemic’s impact on our lives, but with the first vaccines seemingly just months away, we only need to hold on a little longer until greater relief arrives. In the meantime, please continue to social distance, wear a mask, and avoid all indoor gatherings.”

The Department of Health is announcing 404 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 1,666 confirmed resident cases and 742 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 16,622 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 350 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 596 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.

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.