302 new COVID-19 cases announced by Health Department

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 30,649 in Camden County today and 781 total fatalities

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 302 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 30,649 in Camden County today and 781 total fatalities.

“Today, the New Jersey Department of Health reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases, exceeding 6,000 for just the third time during this crisis,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We may be seeing the early signs of a holiday bump in cases, underscoring the reality that even as vaccines are distributed, this remains an extremely dangerous situation. Please continue to show caution in order to reduce the spread of this disease by wearing a mask, social distancing, and avoiding all indoor gatherings until it is safe to gather again.”

The Department of Health is announcing 302 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 2,019 confirmed resident cases and 1,079 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 30,649 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 401 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 781 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.