Camden County: 13 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,588 New Infections Since Friday

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Locally, 22,436 people have been infected by the virus and 649 have died from related complications. The county government is standing up new testing sites in Camden City and Lindenwold to help curb the spread.

By Matt Skoufalos | December 9, 2020

NJDOH COVID-19 Dashboard – 12-8-20. Credit: NJDOH.

Since December 4, 13 more Camden County residents have lost their battles with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and an additional 1,588 residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports from the Camden County government.

That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 22,436 infected residents and 649 related deaths.

The county has averaged approximately 350 new infections daily over the past week; by comparison, the highest daily positive case total reported in the spring was 111.

Those new infections likely correlate with gathering during the Thanksgiving holiday, state officials said Monday, although with 74 percent of people reached by a New Jersey contact tracer declining to participate in the process, it’s difficult to say with absolute certainty.

Dr. Ed Lifshitz, who directs the New Jersey Communicable Disease Service, urged residents to limit any subsequent indoor holiday gatherings to immediate household members, and to avoid intergenerational gatherings.

“I really don’t like what [the pandemic is]doing to my neighbors and community, the disruption of family and social life, especially during this holiday season, and the economic pain that is apparent as businesses falter,” he said.

“But what I really hate is thinking about the families of more than 15,000 New Jerseyans who have died,” Lifshitz concluded.

Throughout New Jersey, 377,055 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 15,590 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,836 probable COVID-19-related deaths.

The recently deceased in Camden County are:

  • a Bellmawr man in his 80s
  • a Camden City man in his 50s
  • a Cherry Hill woman in her 80s
  • two Gloucester Township men in their 70s
  • a Haddon Township woman in her 70s
  • a Haddonfield woman in her 80s
  • a Lindenwold man in his 60s
  • a Mount Ephraim man in his 90s
  • a Runnemede man in his 80s
  • a Voorhees man in his 80s
  • two Winslow men, one each in his 70s and 90s

Camden County OEM ships PPE to long-term care sites across the county. Credit: Rich Ratner.

LTC cases and deaths

Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for almost half of all deaths in the state and 11% of those infected, and new cases continue to occur there.

Of 22,436 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,604 (12 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,741 are residents and 863 are staff.

LTCs are believed to be associated with 56 percent, or 365 of 649 total deaths in Camden County: 362 were residents and three were staff.

At this time, 26 of the 56 LTCs in Camden County are experiencing an active outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

New cases

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on December 8, Camden County was ninth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 406.

In response to the uptick in cases, pop-up testing sites have been established in Camden City at three schools on a rolling schedule.

No appointment is required, and the sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following days:

  • Monday: Veterans Memorial School, 800 North 26th Street in Cramer Hill
  • Wednesday: Cooper Poynt School, 201 State Street in North Camden
  • Thursday: Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School, 1626 Copewood Street in Whitman Park.

 

Camden County also maintains a pop-up testing site at the Cherry Hill campus of Camden County College and another at the Charles J. DePalma complex in Lindenwold. For a full list of local testing sites, click here.

The newest local cases (1,588) are:

  • 17 Audubon men, five in their 30s, four each in their 20s and 50s, two each in their 40s and 70s, and a young boy; and 10 women, three each in their 40s and 50s, two in their 70s, one each in her 20s and 60s, and a teenaged girl
  • two Audubon Park women, one each in her 40s and 50s
  • 12 Barrington women, four in their 20s, three in their 60s, two each in their 40s and 50s, one in her 30s, two young girls, and a teenaged girl; and 11 men, three in their 60s, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 50s, and one each in his 40s and 70s
  • 22 Bellmawr women, five in their 30s, three each in their 20s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, two each in their 40s and 80s, one in her 90s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl; and 15 men, four in their 60s, three each in their 30s and 50s, two in their 40s, one each in his 20s, 70s, and 80s, and two young boys
  • 13 Berlin Borough women, four in their 20s, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 40s, one each in her 60s and 90s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl; and 10 men, five in their 30s, two each in their 20s and 50s, one in his 60s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy
  • five Berlin Township men, two in their 40s, one each in his 20s, 60s, and 70s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy; and three women, one each in her 30s, 60s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl
  • three Brooklawn women, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl; and a teenaged boy, and man in his 50s
  • 153 Camden City women, 42 in their 20s, 35 in their 30s, 30 in their 40s, 20 in their 50s, 18 in their 60s, seven in their 70s, one in her 80s, 25 teenaged girls, and 12 young girls; and 116 men, 26 each in their 30s and 40s, 25 in their 50s, 24 in their 20s, six each in their 60s and 70s, three in their 90s, 21 teenaged boys, and 14 young boys
  • 87 Cherry Hill men, 18 in their 20s, 16 each in their 30s and 50s, 15 in their 60s, 12 in their 40s, six in their 80s, three in their 70s, one in his 90s, 11 teenaged boys, and nine young boys; and 83 women, 19 in their 20s, 15 in their 40s, 14 in their 30s, 13 in their 50s, 10 in their 60s, eight in their 80s, four in their 70s, 10 teenaged girls, and three young girls
  • two Chesilhurst women, one each in her 20s and 80s
  • six Clementon women, two each in their 30s and 60s, and one each in her 20s and 40s; and four men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s
  • 18 Collingswood women, five each in their 20s and 30s, four in their 50s, two in their 60s, one each in her 40s and 70s, three teenaged girls, and two young girls; and 11 men, three each in their 30s and 60s, two each in their 20s and 50s, one in his 80s, and three teenaged boys; and a person of unknown gender in their 20s
  • five Gibbsboro women, two in their 70s, and one each in her 30s, 40s, and 50s
  • 11 Gloucester City men, five in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 60s, one each in his 20s and 40s, and a teenaged boy; and 10 women, four in their 20s, two each in their 40s and 50s, one each in her 30s and 70s, and a teenaged girl
  • 91 Gloucester Township women, 30 in their 20s, 19 in their 40s, 17 in their 30s, 12 in their 50s, 10 in their 60s, three in their 70s, nine teenaged girls, and four young girls; and 80 men, 25 in their 20s, 20 in their 50s, 12 in their 40s, nine in their 30s, eight in their 60s, four in their 70s, two in their 80s, 10 teenaged boys, and four young boys
  • two Haddon Heights teenaged girls, and two women, one each in her 30s and 60s; and a teenaged boy, and man in his 40s
  • 16 Haddon Township women, four in their 70s, three each in their 50s and 60s, two each in their 30s and 40s, one each in her 20s and 80s, and two teenaged girls; and 15 men, seven in their 50s, four in their 20s, two in their 30s, one each in his 60s and 80s, and two teenaged boys; and a person of unknown gender in their 60s
  • seven Haddonfield men, three in their 50s, two in their 30s, one each in his 20s and 80s, and a young boy; and seven women, two each in their 50s and 60s, and one each in her 30s, 40s, and 70s
  • a Hi-Nella teenaged girl, man in his 20s, and woman in her 60s
  • three Laurel Springs women, two in their 50s, and one in her 40s; and two men in their 50s
  • 10 Lawnside women, three each in their 20s and 70s, one each in her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, and a teenaged girl; and five men, two each in their 50s and 60s, and one in his 40s
  • 34 Lindenwold women, 11 in their 30s, seven in their 20s, six in their 40s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, two in their 80s, one in her 70s, five teenaged girls, and a young girl; and 13 men, three each in their 20s, 50s, and 60s, two in their 30s, one each in his 40s and 80s, four young boys, and three teenaged boys
  • three Magnolia women, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 70s; and a teenaged boy, and man in his 30s
  • five Merchantville men, two each in their 20s and 30s, one in his 60s, and a young boy; and four women, two in their 30s, one each in her 20s and 50s, and a young girl
  • six Mount Ephraim men, two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 50s, 60s, and 80s; and four women, two in their 70s, and one each in her 20s and 80s
  • five Oaklyn women, two each in their 30s and 50s, one in her 40s, and a teenaged girl; and four men, two in their 30s, one each in his 40s and 60s, and a teenaged boy
  • 73 Pennsauken women, 16 in their 20s, 14 in their 40s, 13 each in their 30s and 50s, 10 in their 60s, five in their 80s, two in their 70s, 20 teenaged girls, and two young girls; and 61 men, 13 each in their 20s and 30s, 11 in their 60s, nine each in their 40s and 50s, four in their 70s, two in their 80s, eight teenaged boys, and four young boys
  • 13 Pine Hill women, four each in their 20s and 30s, three in their 50s, one each in her 40s and 60s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl; and 10 men, six in their 20s, three in their 30s, one in his 50s, and a young boy
  • 18 Runnemede men, three each in their 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, two in their 30s, one in his 80s, and a teenaged boy; and 13 women, five in their 20s, two each in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, one each in her 30s and 80s, and a teenaged girl
  • seven Somerdale men, two each in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and one in his 20s; and four women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 60s, and a teenaged girl
  • 11 Stratford men, five in their 40s, three in their 20s, two in their 60s, and one in his 70s; and six women, three in their 20s, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 60s, and three young girls
  • 33 Voorhees women, 10 in their 50s, six in their 20s, five in their 80s, four in their 40s, three each in their 60s and 70s, two in their 30s, two young girls, and a teenaged girl; and 27 men, seven in their 20s, five in their 30s, four each in their 60s and 80s, three each in their 40s and 50s, one in his 70s, and two young boys
  • 11 Waterford women, three each in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, one each in her 70s and 80s, and a teenaged girl; and eight men, three in their 60s, two in their 50s, one each in his 20s, 40s, and 70s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy
  • 43 Winslow women, 11 in their 30s, 10 in their 60s, eight in their 50s, seven in their 20s, six in their 40s, one in her 70s, three teenaged girls, and two young girls; and 40 men, nine in their 40s, eight in their 50s, seven in their 20s, six in their 60s, five in their 30s, four in their 70s, one in his 80s, and four young boys
  • six Woodlynne men, two in their 40s, one each in his 20s, 30s, 50s, and 60s, and a teenaged boy; and three women, two in their 40s, and one in her 60s

 

The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.


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