Nine new COVID cases announced by the Camden County Health Department

Today marks the third time since the pandemic began that new cases were in the single digits.

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing nine additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 49,322 in Camden County today and 1,204 total fatalities.

“We have had fewer than 10 new cases in a single day just two other times since the start of this pandemic last March. Today’s low case count and our sustained progress over the last several weeks shows us how effective our vaccination efforts have been in combination with warmer weather,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We are turning a corner, but this virus is still in our community. The only way to truly defeat this virus and end this pandemic is for everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccines are readily available and free. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, head to a provider near you as soon as possible.”

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

To date, 479,690 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Camden County. There are 271,090 people with at least one vaccine dose, and 228,935 people who are fully vaccinated.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

 

New Patient 1: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 5: MALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 10s, LAUREL SPRINGS BOROUGH
New Patient 7: MALE, 70s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 9: FEMALE, JUVENILE, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

 

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,362 confirmed resident cases and 1,390 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 49,322 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 1,204 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.