County records 22 deaths, 351 new cases in last three days

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) announced on Monday 22 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 351 additional cases of the disease confirmed between Feb. 6 and Feb. 8. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 37,369 in Camden County and 983 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: MALE, 90s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: MALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 3: MALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 4: MALE, 80s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 5: MALE, 90s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: MALE, 70s, LINDENWOLD TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: MALE, 90s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Case 9: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 10: MALE, 90s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Case 11: MALE, 70s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 12: MALE, 60s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Case 13: MALE, 70s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Case 14: FEMALE, 90s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Case 15: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 16: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 17: MALE, 90s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH
New Case 18: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 19: FEMALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 20: FEMALE, 40s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 21: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 22: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of 22 additional victims to this terrible disease,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“With Super Bowl weekend behind us, it will take a few weeks to know whether any spike results from parties and celebrations, but I am confident that Camden County residents largely heeded the call of officials to limit gatherings this year. We are in the final stretch of this pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that the threat we face has been diminished yet. Keep wearing a mask, social distancing, and working with contact tracers, and we will get through this.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,271 confirmed resident cases and 1,286 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 37,369 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 445 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 983 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.