Deaths announced today are of people who passed between April 12 and 30. Another 105 residents also have tested positive for the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 4, 2020
Another 48 Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Monday, bringing the local death toll to 186 during the pandemic.
Those deaths announced Monday represented lives that had been lost to the virus from April 12 through 30.
The deceased hailed from 14 Camden County communities, and ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s.
- two Bellmawr men, one each in his 40s and 80s; and a woman in her 70s
- two Berlin women in their 70s
- four Camden City men, two in their 70s, and one each in his 60s and 80s; and a woman in her 30s
- 13 Cherry Hill women, five in their 90s, three each in their 70s and 80s, and two in their 50s; and four men, two in their 90s, and one each in his 60s and 70s
- two Gloucester Township women, one each in her 80s and 90s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 90s
- two Haddonfield men, one each in his 50s and 90s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 50s, and man in his 80s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 70s
- two Pennsauken women, one each in her 70s and 80s; and two men in their 80s
- a Pine Hill man in his 50s
- a Runnemede woman in her 80s
- four Voorhees Township men, three in their 90s and one in his 70s; and two women in their 80s
- a Winslow Township man in his 90s
They were among the 7,910 New Jerseyans to have lost their lives to COVID-19-related causes, and among the 128,269 people who have been sickened by the virus in total, Governor Phil Murphy said Monday.
Of the 3,542 local cases, 843 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 24 percent. LTCs are believed to be associated with 125 of 138 total local deaths, or 67 percent. Nineteen of the 48 local deaths announced Monday were related to a COVID-19 LTC outbreak.
“We have reached a difficult stage in this pandemic, one where the mixture of positive and negative developments can make it difficult to tell just how much progress we are making,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. in a statement.
“Rest assured, we are better off today than we were two months ago when this pandemic began,” Cappelli said. “Testing is more accessible than it has been at any other point, our hospitals are not overwhelmed with patients, and we have been able to reopen our parks that sat closed for nearly a month.
“Our means for fighting this virus have not changed, and the importance of exercising them has only been heightened,” he said.
“Stay home unless you must go out, do not attend or organize social gatherings of any kind, and wear a mask or face-cover while maintaining proper social distancing. Together, we will get through this and we will be stronger for having done so.”
Another 105 Camden County residents also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the local total to 3,542 cases.
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon man in his 40s
- two Bellmawr women in their 40s, and a man in his 40s
- a Berlin Township woman in her 70s
- 26 Camden City women, 8 in their 40s, 6 in their 30s, three in their 60s, two each in their 20s, 50s, and 70s, one in her 80s, and two teenage girls; and 12 men, four in their 40s, three in their 70s, two in their 60s, and one each in his 20s, 50s, and 80s
- six Cherry Hill women, two in their 90s, and one each in her 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s; and four men, two each in their 50s and 70s
- three Gloucester City men, two in their 50s, and one in his 30s; and a teenaged girl
- four Gloucester Township women, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 50s, and a teenaged girl; and two men in their 30s
- two Haddon Township men in their 30s
- six Lindenwold men, two in their 30s, one in his 60s, and three teenage boys; and six women, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, and a teenaged girl
- a Merchantville man in his 60s
- a Mount Ephraim teenaged girl
- five Pennsauken men, two in their 60s, one each in his 40s and 50s, and a teenaged boy; and three women in their 50s
- a Somerdale man in his 30s
- five Voorhees Township women, three in their 80s, and two in their 90s; and two men in their 40s
- a Waterford Township woman in her 50s
- five Winslow Township men, two in their 70s, and one each in his 40s, 50s, and 80s; and three women, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 70s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 80s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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