The local death toll has hit 207, with 75 percent (156) deaths associated with a long-term care facility. The latest victims of the pandemic hail from six different Camden County municipalities.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 7, 2020
Ten more Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Thursday, bringing the local death toll to 207 during the pandemic.
The deceased were among 254 more New Jerseyans to have lost their lives to COVID-19-related causes, as the statewide total climbed to 8,801 deaths.
The deceased were:
- a Barrington woman in her 100s
- three Cherry Hill Township women, two in their 80s and one in her 60s; and a man in his 90s
- a Merchantville man in his 90s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 70s
- a Runnemede man in his 60s
- a Voorhees Township man in his 70s, and woman in her 80s
Of the 3,750 local cases, 997 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 27 percent. LTCs are believed to be associated with 156 of 207 total local deaths, or 75 percent.
“I ask that the entire community reflect on those we have lost and keep them in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to navigate this crisis,” said Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
Another 43 Camden County residents also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the local total to 3,750 cases.
The newest local cases are:
- a Berlin Borough woman in her 80s
- a Berlin Township man in his 80s
- a Brooklawn woman of unknown age
- seven Camden City women, two each in their 50s and 70s, and one each in her 20s, 30s, and 60s; andtwo men, one each in his 20s and 60s
- five Cherry Hill Township women, two each in their 70s and 80s, and one in her 50s; and three men, two in their 80s, and one in his 60s
- a Chesilhurst woman in her 20s, and man in his 40s
- a Clementon woman in her 20s
- three Collingswood women, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 60s
- two Gloucester Township women, one each in her 60s and 80s
- a Haddonfield man in his 40s
- a Lindenwold man in his 30s, and woman in her 60s
- a Magnolia woman in her 20s
- two Pennsauken women, one each in her 30s and 70s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Voorhees Township women, one each in her 50s and 80s
- four Winslow Township men, three in their 50s and one in his 60s
- a Woodlynne man in his 20s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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