No new local deaths from the virus have been announced since Thursday. Officials urged residents to stay at home over the holiday weekend.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 12, 2020
Camden County officials announced another 83 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday, bringing the local total to 1,175 positive cases and 29 related deaths.
Earlier in the day, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said she expects “the next two-to-three weeks to be especially stressful and difficult for our hospitals and long-term care facilities.”
The new local cases are:
- a Barrington man in his 60s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 30s
- a Berlin Borough man in his 60s and woman in her 80s
- eight Camden City women, two each in their 30s, 50s, and 60s, and one each in her teens and 20s; and eight men, four in their 50s, and two each in their 40s and 60s
- 13 Cherry Hill women, five in their 80s, three each in their 50s and 60s, and two in their 40s; and seven men, three in their 60s, two in their 80s, and one each in their 50s and 70s
- a Gloucester City man in his 50s
- six Gloucester Township women, two in their 50s and one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 80s; and six men, two each in their 30s, 40s, and 60s
- a Haddon Township man in his 50s
- a Hi-Nella woman in her 20s
- a Lindenwold man in his 50s and woman in her 70s
- seven Pennsauken men, three in their 40s, and one each in his 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s; and six women, three in their 60s, two in their 80s, and one in her 40s
- a Pine Hill man in his 40s
- a Runnemede man in his 50s
- a Stratford woman in her 20s
- three Voorhees men in their 20s, 40s, and 50s, and two women in their 50s and 80s
- a Waterford Township woman in her 40s
- three Winslow Township women, two in their 40s and one in her 20s; and a man in his 40s
“This weekend will be a critical point in this battle,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“If we keep focused and maintain social distancing, we will see more positive developments like those we have seen in recent days,” Cappelli said. “But if we take our eye off the ball and try to bend the rules, we will reverse course and start heading backwards.
“Staying home saves lives, and it’s our best weapon to break the back of this virus and get back to normal,” he said.
The Camden County Health Department is currently working with the state department of health to trace close contacts of these newest cases.
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