20 New Local COVID-19-Related Deaths, as Statewide Toll Approaches 6,000


The latest local COVID-19-related fatalities included residents of seven Camden County towns. The local caseload stands at 2,662 and 109,038 statewide.

By Matt Skoufalos | April 26, 2020

NJ DOH COVID-19 Dashboard – 4-26-20. Credit: NJ DOH.

Twenty more Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and another 70 have tested positive for the virus, the county government reported Sunday.

Those local deaths were among 75 more announced Sunday, which brings the statewide pandemic total to 5,938 and the local total to 118.

Statewide, New Jersey confirmed another 3,730 positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the total to 109,038, Governor Phil Murphy reported Sunday.

Throughout New Jersey, 6,573 people are hospitalized with the virus or while awaiting test results for it. Of them, 1,804 are in critical or intensive care, and 1,418 are on ventilators.

Finally, 684 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state overnight, either to lower-acuity care environments or to their homes.

The newest local COVID-19-related deaths are:

  • a Berlin Borough woman in her 90s
  • two Camden City men in their 60s
  • three Cherry Hill women, two in their 80s and one in her 70s
  • a Collingswood man in his 60s
  • seven Voorhees women, five in their 80s and one each in her 60s and 70s; and three men, two in their 80s and one in his 90s
  • a Waterford man in his 90s
  • a Winslow Township man in his 70s
  • a woman in her 50s of unknown residence


Seventy percent, or 83 of 118 local deaths, have originated in long-term care (LTC) sites throughout the county and 519 cases, or nearly 20 percent of the local total (2,662 cases).

Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli remarked on the impact of the virus on vulnerable populations as officials work to contain its spread.

“Today marks one of the largest reported death tolls since this pandemic began, while at the same time seeing a relatively low new case count,” Cappelli said in a statement.

“This underscores the reality that we face as we combat COVID-19… vulnerable populations face a far greater risk of serious complications,” he said. “This is why we cannot rush to reopen or return to normal life. We must continue to social distance and stay home in order to save lives.”

The newest local cases are:

  • a Bellmawr woman in her 80s
  • two Berlin Township men, one each in his 60s and 70s
  • 21 Camden City men, seven in their 60s, four each in their 30s and 50s, two each in their 40s and 80s, one in his 20s, and one teenaged boy; and 13 women, three each in their 30s, 50s, and 60s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, 70s, and 80s
  • a Cherry Hill woman in her 90s
  • a Clementon woman in her 40s
  • two Gloucester Township women, one each in her 20s and 60s; and a man in his 70s
  • a Lindenwold man in his 50s
  • four Oaklyn men, one each in his 20s and 30s, and two teenage boys; and a woman in her 20s
  • a Pennsauken woman in her 50s, and man in his 60s
  • two Pine Hill men, one each in his 20s and 60s
  • two Runnemede women, one each in her 40s and 70s
  • a Stratford woman in her 30s
  • three Voorhees women, one each in her 20s, 50s, and 90s; and three men, two in their 50s, and one in his 90s
  • a Waterford Township woman in her 90s
  • five Winslow Township men, two each in their 50s and 70s, and one in his 40s; and a woman in her 40s
  • a Woodlynne man in his 30s
  • a man in his 30s of unknown residence


The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.

Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.

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