To date, 80 Camden County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19. More than half were connected to a local long-term care facility, and the youngest was in his forties.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 18, 2020
Twenty-two more Camden County residents have succumbed to complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 100 more have been sickened by the virus, the Camden County government reported Saturday.
Their deaths date as far back as April 2, the county said, citing “significant reporting delays” from its three sources of death notifications: the county medical examiner, state electronic death records, and funeral directors.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in Camden County is now 80, and the total number of confirmed local cases is 1,908.
The deceased are:
- two Berlin women, one each in her 70s and 90s
- two Camden City women and two men, two of each in their 60s and 70s
- five Cherry Hill men, three in their 70s, and one each in his 60s and 80s; and two women, one each in her 70s and 80s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 90s
- a Haddonfield woman and man, both in their 80s
- three Voorhees women, two in their 90s and one in her 70s; and a man in his 70s
- a Winslow man in his 40s and woman in her 60s
According to the Camden County Health Department, 44 local resident deaths have been associated with one of the 56 long-term care facilities in the county, or 55 percent of the 80 total deaths. That’s higher than the statewide average of 40 percent cited by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli in Saturday’s state briefing.
It’s also four fewer deaths than Persichilli said on Friday had originated in 14 long-term care facilities in Camden County. On Saturday, Camden County Communications Director Dan Keashen told NJ Pen that the county medical examiner will be working with the state Department of Health “to compare metrics, and try to harmonize that number” over the weekend.
In a statement, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said he was “at a total loss for words.
“The families impacted will be in our thoughts and prayers tonight and into the future as this pandemic grinds on,” Cappelli said. “We need to double down on our mitigation efforts so we can flatten the curve, and we need to work hard to flatten the curve of this virus.
“Even though the news is grim today, I believe our efforts are yielding real results,” he said.
The newest cases are:
- an Audubon man in his 30s
- a Bellmawr man in his 50s
- a Berlin Borough man in his 60s
- 17 Camden City women, seven in their 30s, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one each in her 60s, 70s, and 80s; and 19 men, eight in their 50s, five in their 30s, and three each in their 40s and 60s
- eight Cherry Hill women, four in their 80s, two in their 60s, and one each in her 40s and 50s; and three men in their 80s
- a Chesilhurst man in his 50s
- two Clementon women, one each in her 50s and 80s
- a Collingswood woman in her 30s
- a Gloucester City woman in her 20s
- 10 Gloucester Township women, one each in her 20s, 40s, 50s, 70s, and 80s, two each in their 30s and 60s, and one teenage girl; and two men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 70s and man in his 30s
- a Lawnside woman in her 40s
- two Lindenwold women, one each in her 30s and 40s
- a Mount Ephraim woman in her 50s
- seven Pennsauken women, three in their 60s, two in their 50s, and one each in her 30s and 80s; and six men, two each in their 40s and 50s, and one each in his 20s and 70s
- a Somerdale man in his 50s
- three Voorhees Township men, one each in his 40s, 60s, and 70s; and one woman in her 70s
- six Winslow Township women, two each in their 20s and 50s, and one each in her 30s and 40s; and two men in their 30s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 20s