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County urges citizens to keep wearing mask amid 100 new cases

The county is seeing trends headed in the right direction but is asking residents to keep following the guidelines.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 106 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 36,713 in Camden County today and 936 total fatalities.

“We are continuing to see positive trends with regards to COVID-19 cases in Camden County, as both the positivity rate and the rate of transmission are down from last week,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This is an ongoing battle, but with each vaccine we put into the community, our opponent becomes weaker. Keep wearing a mask, social distancing, and working with contact tracers, and we can put this pandemic behind us.”

The Department of Health is announcing 106 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 2,260 confirmed resident cases and 1,228 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 36,713 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 936 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.

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