The Camden County Department of Health announced on Thursday 248 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 34,436 in Camden County today and 865 total fatalities.
“This time one year ago, we were just beginning to hear of COVID-19 making its way into the United States, but we had no idea just how firm its grip on our nation would become in the months that followed,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.
“This year too will hold unknown challenges. But, while we are far from the end of this fight, the incredible response I continue to see from our community gives me confidence that we will tackle whatever obstacle we are presented with next, and we will emerge stronger than ever for having done so.”
Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,163 confirmed resident cases and 1,181 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 34,436 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 427 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as four staff deaths, out of our 865 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 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.