County reporting 27 new COVID cases

Cappelli says unvaccinated persons should take precautions this holiday weekend as mask mandate ends.

The Camden County Department of Health on Friday recorded 27 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 49,234 in Camden County today and 1,203 total fatalities.

“Today marks the end of the state’s mask mandate and the start of Memorial Day weekend. If you haven’t been fully vaccinated yet, please remember to continue protecting yourself by wearing a mask and social distancing,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“While recent guidance from the CDC suggests that fully vaccinated persons can safely remove their masks in most situations, that safety doesn’t extend to people who aren’t yet vaccinated. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, there is no time to waste.”

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

To date, 472,381 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Camden County. There are 267,069 people with at least one vaccine dose, and 225,248 people who are fully vaccinated.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 60s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 2: MALE, 50s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 3: MALE, 10s, BERLIN BOROUGH
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 10s, BERLIN BOROUGH
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 50s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 7: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 11: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 13: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 14: MALE, 30s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: MALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 10s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: MALE, 20s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 50s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 50s, MAGNOLIA BOROUGH
New Patient 20: MALE, 40s, OAKLYN BOROUGH
New Patient 21: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 30s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH
New Patient 23: MALE, 10s, STRATFORD BOROUGH
New Patient 24: MALE, JUVENILE, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 26: MALE, 10s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Patient 27: MALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,362 confirmed resident cases and 1,387 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 49,234 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 462 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,203 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.