Camden County reports 292 new COVID-19 cases

Freeholder Director urges county residents to not "let our guards down" with COVID-19

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 292 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 22,728 in Camden County today and 649 total fatalities.

“The first COVID-19 vaccines are now being administered around the world and we are closer than ever to the end of this crisis,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “While we wait for the rollout of vaccinations in the United States, we can’t let our guards down. Thousands of Americans are still dying every day, and we have to do everything in our power to prevent as many unnecessary deaths as possible. Even with so much good news on the horizon, please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid indoor gatherings for the next several months.”

The Department of Health is announcing 292 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 1,741 confirmed resident cases and 863 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 22,436 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 649 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 911 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 211 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.