One-quarter of all local cases and 79 percent of local deaths are associated with a local long-term care facility.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 11, 2020
Another 93 Camden County residents have been sickened by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Monday, bringing the local caseload to 4,272 patients.
Throughout New Jersey, 139,945 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 9,310 have perished from related causes.
Of 4,272 local COVID-19 cases, 1,078 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 25 percent.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 173 of 218 total local deaths, or 79 percent. About half of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“We are encouraged to see that the rate of new cases in Camden County remains consistent with where it has been over the last ten days,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.
“We are actively working to identify areas which are experiencing greater rates of viral activity, and we are continuing to monitor the situation in our long-term care facilities where roughly one in four of our cases have occurred,” Cappelli said.
“While we are making progress, I want to continue to urge our residents not to be lulled into thinking our fight is nearly over,” he said.
“The truth is, this fight is going to take time, but it can be made shorter if we continue to social-distance, wear face covers or masks, and follow the governor’s orders.”
The newest local cases are:
- a Barrington woman in her 70s
- a Berlin Township woman in her 40s
- 19 Camden City women, five each in their 40s and 50s, four in their 30s, three in their 20s, and one each in her 60s and 70s; and 17 men, five in their 50s, four in their 60s, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, one in his 90s, and a boy
- five Cherry Hill Township men, two in their 60s, and one each in his 20s, 80s, and 90s; and four women, one each in her 20s, 40s, 50s, and 80s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s, and man in his 50s
- a Collingswood man in his 30s
- two Gloucester City women, one each in her 30s and 50s
- four Gloucester Township women, two in their 40s, and one each in her 30s and 50s; and two men, one each in his 70s and 80s
- a Haddon Heights woman in her 70s
- three Lindenwold men, one each in his 50s and 80s, and a teenaged boy; and two women, one in her 30s, and a teenaged girl
- a Magnolia woman in her 40s
- four Pennsauken Township women, two in their 50s, and one each in her 30s and 60s; and four men, three in their 50s, and one in his 70s
- a Pine Hill man in his 30s
- a Runnemede man in his 30s
- a Somerdale woman in her 60s
- five Voorhees Township women, one each in her 20s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; and a man in his 60s
- three Waterford Township women, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 60s
- three Winslow Township men, one each in his 20s, 60s, and 70s; and three women, one each in her 50s and 80s, and a teenaged girl
- a Woodlynne woman in her 50s, and man in his 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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