Camden County: 137 More COVID-19 Infections; 10,901 in Total


Locally, the impact of the pandemic has reached 558 related deaths and nearly 11,000 infected people.

By Matt Skoufalos | October 5, 2020

NJDOH COVID-19 Dashboard – 10-05-20. Credit: NJDOH.

Over the weekend, 137 more Camden County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to reports from the county government.

It’s the largest weekend total of new cases since July 27, when 175 residents were newly reported as having tested positive.

That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 10,901 infected residents and 558 related deaths.

“As we monitor this uptick in cases over the weekend, please continue to take this disease seriously,” said Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a written statement Monday.

“This pandemic is not over, and we still stand to lose countless lives if we are not extremely careful,” Cappelli said. “Please continue to wear masks, social-distance, and work with our contact tracing team when they call.”

Throughout New Jersey, 208,713 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,351 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,787 probable COVID-19-related deaths.

At the Camden County Office of Emergency Management, Cherry Hill Fire Chief Chris Callan oversees a delivery of personal protective gear for long-term care sites. Credit: Rich Ratner.

LTC cases and deaths

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

Of 10,901 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,058 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,451 are residents and 607 are staff.

LTCs are believed to be associated with 59 percent, or 330 of the 558 total deaths in Camden County; 327 were residents and three were staff.

At this time, more than two-thirds of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (43) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.

New cases

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on October 5, Camden County was ninth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 25.

The newest local cases (137) are:

  • two Audubon men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 20s
  • a Barrington woman in her 20s
  • a Bellmawr teenaged boy
  • two Berlin Borough men, one each in his 20s and 50s; and a woman in her 20s
  • 19 Camden City women, seven in their 30s, six in their 50s, three in their 20s, two in their 60s, one in her 40s, and two teenaged girls; and ten men, three each in their 20s and 40s, two in their 30s, and one each in his 50s and 60s
  • 12 Cherry Hill women, two each in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 80s, one each in her 60s and 70s, and a teenaged girl; nine men, three each in their 20s and 30s, two in their 50s, one in his 60s, and two teenaged boys
  • two Clementon men, one each in his 20s and 60s; and a woman in her 60s
  • a Collingswood woman in her 30s
  • a Gloucester City man in his 50s
  • five Gloucester Township men, two each in their 20s and 60s, one in his 40s, and three teenaged boys; four women, one each in her 20s, 40s, 50s, and 80s, and a teenaged girl
  • a Haddon Township man in his 20s
  • a Haddonfield teenaged girl
  • a Laurel Springs man in his 30s
  • a Lawnside teenaged boy
  • three Lindenwold men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 50s; and two women, one each in her 20s and 70s
  • five Pennsauken women, three in their 40s, two in their 20s, and three teenaged girls; and five men, two each in their 20s and 50s, and one in his 60s
  • a Pine Hill man in his 20s
  • a Runnemede woman in her 40s, and man in his 70s
  • a Somerdale woman in her 60s
  • two Stratford men, one each in his 60s and 70s
  • 12 Voorhees women, three in their 80s, two each in their 20s, 70s, and 90s, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 60s, and a young girl; and three men, two in their 80s, and one in his 30s
  • two Waterford men, one each in his 20s and 90s
  • seven Winslow women, two each in their 40s and 50s, and one each in her 30s, 60s, and 70s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 40s


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

Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.

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