The county has logged another 100 new coronavirus infections in the past three days, as the local death toll climbs to 514.
By Matt Skoufalos | July 16, 2020
Another 13 Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 100 others have been infected with the virus this week, according to data from the Camden County government.
That brings the local death toll to 514 residents lost to the pandemic and 8,311 others sickened by the virus.
Throughout New Jersey, 176,501 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,691 have perished from causes related to the virus; another 1,974 deaths have been deemed to be probably COVID-19-related as well.
The deceased are:
- a Berlin woman in her 80s
- two Cherry Hill men, one each in his 60s and 80s, and a woman in her 80s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 80s
- a Lindenwold man in his 60s
- two Voorhees women, one each in her 70s and 80s, and a man in his 70s
- two Winslow men, one each in his 70s and 80s, and a woman in her 80s
- a man in his 80s, residence unknown
“It’s important to remember that even when our cases appear to be low, this disease is still in our community, it is still causing pain, and sadly, it is still taking lives,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement Thursday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we are wishing speedy recoveries to everyone who has contracted the virus,” Cappelli said.
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 8,311 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,822 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,324 are residents and 498 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 60 percent, or 308 of the 514 total deaths in Camden County; 305 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 16, Camden County was seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 17.
The newest local cases this week (100) are:
- an Audubon man in his 20s, and woman in her 40s
- a Barrington woman in her 60s
- a Berlin Township man in his 50s
- 11 Camden City women, two each in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, one each in her 20s, 70s, and 80s, and a teenaged girl; and nine men, five in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s
- seven Cherry Hill men, three in their 20s, one each in his 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, a young boy and a teenaged boy; and four women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, and 70s
- a Clementon man in his 30s
- three Collingswood women, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 60s
- six Gloucester Township women, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one each in her 30s and 80s; and five men, two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 50s, and 80s
- a Haddon Heights woman in her 40s
- a Haddon Township man in his 30s, and a teenaged girl
- a Haddonfield man in his 20s, and woman in her 60s
- two Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s and 60s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 60s
- two Merchantville women, one each in her 20s and 70s; and a man in his 30s
- four Pennsauken women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, and 70s, a young girl and a teenaged girl; and five men, two in their 50s, and one each in his 20s, 40s, and 80s
- a Pine Hill man in his 30s
- a Runnemede man in his 60s
- a Stratford man in his 20s, and woman in her 40s
- two Voorhees women, one each in her 50s and 60s
- six Waterford men, two in their 20s and 60s, one each in his 30s and 50s, and a young boy; and three women, one each in her 20s, 60s, and 70s
- four Winslow women, two in their 20s and one each in her 30s and 40s; and three men, two in their 20s and one in his 30s
- a young boy 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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