The victims hail from nine communities and range in age from their 40s to their 90s. Nearly 8,400 locals have been sickened by the virus, 60 more of which have been identified since Friday.
By Matt Skoufalos | July 20, 2020
Fourteen more Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 60 others have been infected with the virus since July 17, according to data from the Camden County government.
That brings the local death toll to 528 residents lost to the pandemic and 8,371 others sickened by the virus.
Throughout New Jersey, 176,693 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,741 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 hail from nine Camden County communities, and range in age from their 40s to their 90s.
- a Bellmawr man in his 60s
- three Camden City women, two in their 50s, and one in her 70s; and a man in his 60s
- a Cherry Hill man and woman in their 70s
- a Clementon woman in her 80s
- a Collingswood man in his 40s
- two Gloucester Township women in their 80s
- a Pennsauken man in his 80s
- a Voorhees woman in her 80s
- a Winslow man in his 90s
“Even as we show incredible progress in this fight, we have to remain focused in order to sustain it,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement Monday.
“Additionally, as other states continue to report record levels of new coronavirus cases, we must resolve to prevent those outbreaks from spreading and taking hold in our region as well,” 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 8,371 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,831 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,330 are residents and 501 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 58 percent, or 308 of the 528 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 20, Camden County was tied with Essex County for second in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 16.
The newest local cases (60) are:
- an Audubon Park woman in her 60s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 50s
- two Camden City women, one each in her 20s and 30s, two young girls and a teenaged girl; a young boy, and a man in his 70s
- three Cherry Hill teenaged girls, and two women, one each in her 60s and 70s; two teenaged boys, two men, one each in his 30s and 60s, and a young boy
- three Gloucester Township women, two in their 30s and one in her 20s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 60s, and 80s
- a Haddon Heights woman in her 30s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 30s, and man in his 50s
- a teenaged girl from Haddonfield
- a Lawnside woman in her 20s, and man in his 60s
- a Lindenwold man in his 70s
- two Mount Ephraim men, one each in his 20s and 40s; and a woman in her 40s
- six Pennsauken women, three in their 30s, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 70s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl; a teenaged boy and a man in his 40s
- a Pine Hill man in his 20s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy
- a Runnemede woman in her 30s
- three Voorhees men, two in their 50s and one in his 30s; and two women in their 30s
- a Waterford woman in her 50s
- four Winslow men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 20s and 30s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 30s
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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