CamCo reports 13 more COVID-19 deaths

County also logs 291 additional cases over the last three-day period, as the pandemic completes its 11th month.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announcing 13 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 291 additional cases of the disease confirmed between Feb. 20 and Feb. 22. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 38,738 in Camden County and 1,036 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: MALE, 80s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 3: MALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Case 4: MALE, 80s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP
New Case 5: MALE, 70s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: MALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: FEMALE, 60s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Case 8: FEMALE, 80s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 9: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 10: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 11: FEMALE, 80s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 12: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: FEMALE, 60s, PINE HILL BOROUGH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of 13 additional Camden County residents who lost their battle with this insidious virus,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“With vaccinations continuing to increase across the country, our fight against COVID-19 has entered a new phase. For the first time in nearly a year, we have a reason to be truly hopeful for what lies ahead. In the weeks and months to come, we will hopefully see life return to something that looks much more like the pre-pandemic normal.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,302 confirmed resident cases and 1,306 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 38,738 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 458 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,036 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.