Camden County announces 34 new COVID-19 deaths over weekend

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 31,992 in Camden County and 815 total fatalities

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announcing 34 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 940 additional cases of the disease confirmed between Jan. 9 and Jan. 11. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 31,992 in Camden County and 815 total fatalities.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as we mourn the loss of 34 additional cherished members of our community,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The post-holiday surge is beginning to manifest as expected. Over the last seven days we have averaged more than 319 cases per day, after falling to as few as 251 at the beginning of the month. We have to buckle down and stop the spread of this virus before it increases any further. Remember to wear a mask, minimize gatherings with others, and register for a vaccination appointment as soon as you are eligible.”

The Department of Health is announcing 940 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 2,099 confirmed resident cases and 1,121 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 31,992 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 423 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 815 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.