COVID-19 death toll rises above 900 in CamCo

County reported 18 deaths, 161 new confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported 18 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 161 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 35,459 in Camden County today and 914 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: FEMALE, 80s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Case 2: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 3: FEMALE, 70s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Case 4: MALE, 60s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Case 5: FEMALE, 60s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Case 6: MALE, 90s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Case 7: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: MALE, 40s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Case 9: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 10: MALE, 50s, AUDUBON BOROUGH
New Case 11: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 12: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 14: FEMALE, 90s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH
New Case 15: FEMALE, 90s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Case 16: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 17: FEMALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 18: FEMALE, 70s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP

“The last 30 days have been the deadliest of any such period during this pandemic for our community, with 167 deaths having been announced since the start of the year alone. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be filled with all the families of those we have lost,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“We’re hopeful that with the new administration’s plan to increase the production of vaccines, we will be able to speed up this rollout in the months to come. Until that time, it is critical that everyone continue wearing a mask, social distancing, and taking all possible precautions to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19.”

Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,185 confirmed resident cases and 1,198 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 35,459 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 437 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as five staff deaths, out of our 914 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.