County reports 95 new COVID cases in encouraging week

Camden County this week reported fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases per day for the first time since fall

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 95 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 38,447 in Camden County today and 1,023 total fatalities.

“We have maintained a seven-day average below 100 new cases since Sunday, a feat not achieved since the early days of fall,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “With the holidays behind us, we can keep our numbers down while vaccinations are spread throughout the community. Keep wearing a mask and social distancing and we will beat back this virus once and for all.”

The Department of Health is announcing 95 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 2,298 confirmed resident cases and 1,305 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 38,447 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 456 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,023 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.