The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:
|New Case 1:||MALE,||50s,||CLEMENTON|
|New Case 2:||MALE,||70s,||VOORHEES|
|New Case 3:||MALE,||60s,||BROOKLAWN|
|New Case 4:||FEMALE,||80s,||GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP|
|New Case 5:||FEMALE,||90s,||CHERRY HILL|
|New Case 6:||MALE,||80s,||WINSLOW TOWNSHIP|
|New Case 7:||MALE,||50s,||GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP|
|New Case 8:||MALE,||80s,||GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP|
|New Case 9:||MALE,||80s,||PENNSAUKEN|
|New Case 10:||MALE,||90s,||HADDON TOWNSHIP|
|New Case 11:||FEMALE,||90s,||VOORHEES|
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to everyone who has lost a friend, a family member, or a loved one to this disease,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “While no one person can decide the trajectory of this crisis on their own, our collective action can stem the tide and flatten the curve. Our daily average of new cases continues to climb, eclipsing 300 today for the first time. With the holidays on the horizon, remember to keep your gatherings as small as possible, wear a mask whenever you are around others, and maintain social distance at all times. We can stop this second surge in our tracks if we work together.”
The Department of Health is announcing 253 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 1,685 confirmed resident cases and 768 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 18,026 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 354 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 607 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. 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.