In Camden County, 6,801 residents now have been infected by the virus, and 332 residents have died from related complications.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 1, 2020
Another 12 Camden County residents have died of complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 213 others have been sickened by the virus over the weekend, the Camden County government reported Monday.
Locally, 6,801 residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 332 have died from related complications.
Throughout New Jersey, 160,918 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 11,721 have perished from related causes.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 3.5 percent May 28, the lowest it’s been; in South Jersey, it’s slightly higher, at 5 percent.
Spot positivity is a snapshot statistic, and the state’s report excludes serology tests, which can confirm the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, but not whether a patient actively has the virus.
According to the state health dashboard, on June 1, Camden County was third among all New Jersey counties in new cases of COVID-19, with 31.
Of 6,801 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,580 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,170 are residents and 410 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 74 percent, or 247 of the 332 total deaths in Camden County; 244 were residents and three were staff.
“We are continuing to see positive trends, with overall case growth between 1 and 2 percent each day,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“This would not be possible without the continued commitment of Camden County residents who have taken this threat seriously since day one,” Cappelli said.
“With the governor’s announcement that the state will be reopening more of our economy in coming weeks, we must all continue to proactively fight the spread of COVID-19 while outside of our homes,” he said.
“Wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, get tested, and stay home if you’re feeling sick,” Cappelli said.
“We must continue to use the tools at our disposal to avoid a second spike and rid ourselves of this insidious threat.”
The latest local residents to die from COVID-19-related complications are:
- a Camden City man in his 60s
- four Cherry Hill women, two in their 80s, and one each in her 70s and 90s; and three men, one each in his 50s, 60s, and 70s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 70s and man in his 70s
- a Pennsauken woman in her 70s
- a Voorhees woman in her 80s
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 60s
- four Bellmawr women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 60s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 50s
- a Berlin Borough man in his 70s and woman in her 80s
- two Berlin Township women, one each in her 20s and 40s
- 41 Camden City women, nine in their 20s, seven each in their 30s and 60s, five teenage girls and five in their 40s, three in their 80s, two young girls and two in their 50s, and one in her 70s; and 30 men, 10 in their 20s, four in their 50s, three teenage boys and three each in their 30s, 40s, 60s, and 70s, a young boy; and a person of unknown gender in their 30s
- 15 Cherry Hill women, four in their 70s, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s and 40s, a young girl, a teenage girl, and one each in her 60s and 80s; and eight men, four in their 80s, two in their 40s, one each in his 30s and 70s; and a person of unknown gender in their 80s
- two Collingswood men, one each in his 40s and 80s; and a woman in her 20s
- two Gloucester City women in their 30s
- 21 Gloucester Township women, 13 in their 80s, and two each in their 20s, 40s, 60s, and 70s; and 13 men, four in their 70s, two each in their 30s, 50s, and 80s, a teenage boy and one each in his 20s and 40s
- a Haddon Township man in his 40s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 60s and man in his 70s
- a Lawnside man in his 30s and woman in her 30s
- nine Lindenwold women, two each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 80s, and one in her 60s; and six men, three in their 30s, a young boy and one each in his 20s and 50s
- a Magnolia man in his 50s
- a Merchantville woman in her 60s
- two Mount Ephraim men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- 10 Pennsauken Township men, five in their 20s, two in their 30s, a teenage boy and one each in his 40s and 50s; and six women, two each in their 20s and 50s, a teenage girl and one in her 30s
- a Pine Hill man in his 40s
- two Runnemede women, one each in her 50s and 70s; and a man in his 30s
- a Stratford man in his 40s and woman in her 80s
- seven Voorhees Township women, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one each in her 50s, 60s, and 80s; and four men, a teenage boy and one each in his 60s, 70s, and 80s
- a Waterford Township woman in her 80s
- four Winslow Township women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, and 80s; and two men in their 50s
- two Woodlynne women, one each in her 20s and 40s; and a man in his 20s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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