COVID-19 claims 31 more lives in CamCo

County also logs just 171 additional confirmed cases ahead of the weekend.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) recorded 31 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 171 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 34,607 in Camden County today and 896 total fatalities.

The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:

New Case 1: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 3: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 4: FEMALE, 80s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH
New Case 5: MALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: MALE, 90s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 8: MALE, 60s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH
New Case 9: MALE, 50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 10: MALE, 90s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Case 11: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 12: FEMALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: MALE, 60s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH
New Case 14: MALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 15: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 16: FEMALE, 90s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 17: MALE, 70s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Case 18: MALE, 70s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Case 19: MALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 20: FEMALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 21: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 22: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 23: FEMALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 24: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 25: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 26: FEMALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 27: FEMALE, 60s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 28: MALE, 70s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH
New Case 29: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 30: MALE, 90s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Case 31: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

“We continue to join the community in placing the families who have lost a loved one during this pandemic in our thoughts and prayers,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“Today we learned that the fast-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in New Jersey for the first time. While this variant hasn’t been found in Camden County yet, we must prepare for the possibility that it will. Remember that even if this variant is no more deadly, an exponential growth in cases would lead to countless more deaths. We must continue to wear masks, social distance, and strictly adhere to other mitigation tactics to protect ourselves and those around us.”

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 34,607 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 896/ total fatalities countywide.

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.