Camden County continues to see ‘week over week’ increase in COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health is announcing 1,319 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 1,319 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed between Saturday, Dec. 5, and Monday, Dec. 7. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 22,167 in Camden County today and 636 total fatalities.

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“We are continuing to see increases in cases week over week. That increase in cases is now beginning to correlate with an increase in hospitalizations statewide,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Our infection rate has begun to stabilize, but our test positivity rate continues to increase and is now over 16 percent. Over the past seven days we are averaging approximately 350 new cases each day. Our highest mark in the spring was 111. We have to get this under control so that our hospitals aren’t pushed beyond their capacity. Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid indoor gatherings.”

The Department of Health is announcing 1,319 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 1,740 confirmed resident cases and 860 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 22,167 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 362 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 636 total fatalities countywide.

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