County sees lowest daily case count since October

County Commissioner attributes low case count to vaccinations.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 24 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 48,561 in Camden County today and 1,187 total fatalities.

“We have not seen a daily case total this low since Oct. 20, 2020, a true testament to the power of these vaccines and our residents’ continued commitment to taking this virus seriously,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “If you have not yet gotten your vaccination, now is the time to do so to ensure that you can enjoy the summer safely when more restrictions are lifted. With the news that the Pfizer vaccine can now be administered to individuals 12 to 15 years old as well, we are well on way to reaching herd immunity, but we need everyone to continue getting vaccinated as soon as possible.”

The Department of Health is announcing 24 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 5: MALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, JUVENILE, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: MALE, 90s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 11: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 17: FEMALE, JUVENILE, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH
New Patient 18: MALE, 50s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 60s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 20: MALE, 50s, MAGNOLIA BOROUGH
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 20s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: FEMALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: MALE, 30s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,353 confirmed resident cases and 1,378 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 48,561 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 461 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,187 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.