The total number of cases in the county climbed to 3,221 and 138 related fatalities.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 1, 2020
Another 113 Camden County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Friday, bringing the local total to 3,221 cases.
Sadly, 11 more residents passed from complications related to the virus, bringing the local death toll to 138.
They were among, 311 more New Jerseyans to have lost their lives to COVID-19-related complications, as the statewide pandemic has claimed 7,538 people in total, Governor Phil Murphy said Friday.
The most recent local COVID-19-related deaths were:
- four Voorhees men, two in their 80s, one in his 90s, and one of unknown age; and three women, two in their 70s and one in her 80s
- a Camden City woman in her 80s
- a Cherry Hill woman in her 90s
- a Runnemede woman in her 70s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 70s
Of the 3,221 local cases, 775 have originated in 23 of 56 Camden County long-term care (LTC) facilities, or 24 percent. LTCs are believed to be associated with 115 of 138 total local deaths, or 83 percent.
“Today once again underscores why we must remain vigilant in this fight,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.
“Tomorrow morning, county parks will reopen for the first time in nearly a month,” he said. “We are excited to have a true mark of progress as we work to combat the spread of COVID-19 and return to some semblance of normalcy.
“We cannot mistake progress for completion; we still have a lot of work to do,” Cappelli said. “If you choose to visit a park this weekend, please consider wearing a face covering or mask, ensure that you do not occupy spaces where you cannot be at least six feet from the nearest person, and do not gather with individuals from outside of your home.”
The newest local cases are:
- a Barrington woman in her 20s, and man in his 70s
- a Bellmawr man in his 30s
- a Brooklawn man in his 50s
- 26 Camden City women, eight in their 20s, six in their 30s, three in their 50s, two each in their 40s and 60s, one in her 70s, two teenaged girls, and two girls younger than 10; and 19 men, seven in their 50s, four in their 20s, three each in their 30s and 40s, and two in their 60s
- nine Cherry Hill Township women, four in their 80s, three in their 90s, and one each in her 40s and 70s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 60s, and 80s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s, and a teenaged boy
- a Collingswood man in his 30s, and woman in her 30s
- a Gloucester City man in his 70s
- three Gloucester Township men in their 30s, and three women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 60s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 20s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 30s
- four Lindenwold women, two each in her 20s and 50s; and four men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 20s and 30s
- a Mount Ephraim woman in her 40s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 20s
- seven Pennsauken Township women, four in their 30s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, and 70s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 50s
- a Runnemede woman in her 50s
- a Stratford woman in her 40s
- six Voorhees Township women, two in their 80s, and one each in her 30s, 60s, 70s, and 90s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 80s
- six Winslow Township women, two each in their 30s and 50s, and one each in her 40s and 70s; and a man in his 60s
- a Woodlynne girl younger than 10
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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