CamCo reports 11 more deaths as one-year COVID anniversary approaches

Nearly 40,000 cases, more than 1100 deaths in county since March of 2020.

The Camden County Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday 11 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 93 additional cases of the disease. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 39,857 in Camden County today and 1,079 total fatalities.

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

New Case 1: FEMALE, 70s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH
New Case 2: FEMALE, 80s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH
New Case 3: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 4: MALE, 60s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Case 5: MALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: MALE, 80s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Case 7: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: MALE, 90s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH
New Case 9: FEMALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 10: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 11: MALE, 80s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of 11 additional residents of Camden County due to COVID-19, and we are keeping the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the first discovered case of COVID-19 in Camden County. In the twelve months since, this virus has caused unfathomable economic and personal devastation. We will never forget the men and women whose lives were lost because of this terrible disease. But, in that time we have also learned how to protect ourselves and minimize the virus’ spread. As we reflect on this unfortunate milestone, I urge everyone to continue fighting to protect others by wearing a mask, social distancing, and getting your vaccine once you’re eligible.”

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

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,315 confirmed resident cases and 1,319 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 39,857 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 459 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,079 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.