The local pandemic impact now stands at 501 COVID-19-related deaths and 8,211 people infected.
By Matt Skoufalos | July 13, 2020
Another 122 Camden County residents have been infected by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this weekend, according to data from the Camden County government.
In total, 8,211 Camden County residents have been sickened by the virus, and 501 have died in the pandemic.
Throughout New Jersey, 175,522 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,613 have perished from causes related to the virus; another 1,947 deaths have been deemed to be probably COVID-19-related as well.
“We have to be extremely careful as much of the country experiences profound levels of viral transmission,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“We cannot afford to lose the months of progress that we have made in beating back coronavirus,” Cappelli said. “We each have to do our part to save lives and keep one another safe.”
Rate of transmission (Rt) retreats below 1.0, spot positivity highest in South Jersey
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 1.51 percent July 9; in South Jersey, it’s more than double that, at 3.5 percent.
On July 11, Rt, or the rate of transmission of new COVID-19 cases, declined slightly to 0.91, down from 1.10 last week. That means that each new COVID-19 patient is infecting nearly one other person, on average, which means the virus is retreating.
The lowest recorded Rt since the mid-April COVID-19 spike in New Jersey was 0.62 on June 9.
LTC cases and deaths
Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for almost half of all deaths in the state and one-fifth of those infected, and new cases are still being discovered there.
Of 8,211 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,816 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,323 are residents and 493 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 61 percent, or 307 of the 501 total deaths in Camden County; 304 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (30) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on July 10, Camden County ranked third among all state counties in new COVID-19 cases, with 24.
The newest local cases from the weekend are:
- a teenaged girl from Audubon; two women, one each in her 30s and 60s, and a man in his 30s
- three Bellmawr women, one each in her 40s, 50s, and 60s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 70s
- a Berlin Township woman in her 20s
- two Brooklawn women in their 40s
- 15 Camden City women, five in their 30s, two each in their 20s, 40s, 50s, and 80s, a young girl, and one in her 60s; and six men, two each in their 20s and 40s, a young boy, and one in his 30s
- 14 Cherry Hill women, three each in their 20s, 50s, and 80s, two in their 30s, a teenaged girl, and one each in her 40s and 70s; and 10 men, three in their 30s, two teenaged boys, two in their 50s, one each in his 20s, 60s, and 80s; and a person of unknown gender in their 20s
- a Collingswood woman in her 20s
- a Gibbsboro man in his 20s
- a Gloucester City woman in her 20s
- 10 Gloucester Township women, three each in their 20s, 30s, and 50s, and one in her 70s; and seven men, four in their 20s, a teenaged boy, and one each in his 30s and 60s
- two Haddon Heights women, one each in her 20s and 30s; and a teenaged boy
- a Lawnside man in his 20s
- five Lindenwold women, one each in her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, and a teenaged girl; and four men, two in their 30s, and one each in his 20s and 50s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 30s
- eight Pennsauken men, three each in their 30s and 60s, and one each in his 20s and 50s; and six women,
- two in their 50s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, 70s, and 80s
- a Pine Hill man in his 60s
- a Runnemede man in his 40s
- a Stratford woman in her 20s
- two Voorhees women, one each in her 20s and 30s; and a man in his 70s
- a Waterford woman in her 60s and man in his 70s
- six Winslow women, two each in their 40s and 50s, a teenaged girl, and one in her 30s; and a man in his 20s
- a teenaged girl from Woodlynne
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.
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