The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 109 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 33,970 in Camden County today and 854 total fatalities.
“As the number of new cases continues to rise and fall, we cannot lose sight of just how dangerous our current position remains,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “In other parts of the country, hospitals are being pushed to their capacity and risk seeing the kind of crowding we feared nearly a year ago when this crisis began. In the United Kingdom, the fast-spreading variant of this disease has forced doctors and nurses to make tragic decisions regarding who to treat first. We are not immune to these realities even as vaccinations begin in earnest. We can get to the end of this pandemic without facing these awful scenarios, but only if we continue to wear our masks, social distance and avoid spaces wear the virus can easily spread.”
The Department of Health is announcing 109 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 2,162 confirmed resident cases and 1,177 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 33,970 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 425 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 854 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.