Since the beginning of the pandemic, 552 local people have died from COVID-related complications, and 10,636 have been infected with the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 28, 2020
Since Wednesday, another 168 Camden County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 10,636 infected residents and 552 related deaths.
“We cannot take our foot off the gas with regards to fighting this virus,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said Monday.
“Please keep following the public health guidelines that our experts recommend and take every precaution you can to protect your circle,” Cappelli said.
Throughout New Jersey, 204,107 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,316 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,791 probable COVID-19-related deaths.
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 continue to occur there.
Of 10,636 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,039 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility; 1,436 are residents and 603 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 60 percent, or 329 of the 552 total deaths in Camden County; 326 were residents and three were staff.
At this time, two thirds of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (42) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on September 28, Camden County was sixth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 21.
The newest local cases (168) are:
- two Audubon men, one each in his 20s and 30s; and a woman in her 50s
- a Barrington man in his 20s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 70s
- a Berlin Borough man in his 70s, and woman in her 90s
- a Berlin Township man and and woman in their 40s
- 15 Camden City women, five in their 30s, three in their 20s, two each in their 40s, 50s, and 70s, one in her 60s, two teenaged girls, and a young girl; 11 men, four in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 60s, one each in his 20s, 40s, and 70s, two young boys, and two teenaged boys
- six Cherry Hill women, four in their 20s, two in their 30s, four teenaged girls, and a young girl; five men, two each in their 20s and 50s, one in his 40s, three teenaged boys, and a young boy
- three Clementon women, two in their 40s and one in her 60s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 50s
- two Collingswood women, one each in her 20s and 50s; and two men, one each in his 50s and 60s
- two Gloucester City men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 70s
- 11 Gloucester Township men, three each in their 30s and 40s, two each in their 20s and 60s, one in his 70s, and four teenaged boys; seven women, three in their 20s, two in their 30s, one each in her 70s and 90s; and a person of unknown gender in their 50s
- a Haddon Heights teenaged girl, and woman in her 20s
- three Haddonfield men, two in their 20s and one in his 50s; and a woman in her 80s
- a Hi-Nella man in his 30s
- two Lawnside men in their 30s
- four Lindenwold women, two in their 60s, and one each in her 20s and 40s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 30s
- a Magnolia woman in her 50s
- two Oaklyn women, one each in her 20s and 80s
- 10 Pennsauken women, five in their 20s, two each in their 50s and 60s, and one in her 30s; four men, one each in his 30s, 40s, 50s, and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- a Pine Hill man in his 50s, and woman in her 70s
- two Runnemede women, one each in her 40s and 60s; and a man in his 70s
- two Somerdale women in their 20s
- two Stratford women, one each in her 20s and 50s; and a man in his 20s
- five Voorhees women, three in their 50s, two in their 60s, and a teenaged girl; three men, two in their 70s, one in his 90s, and a teenaged boy
- a Waterford man in his 40s
- seven Winslow men, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s and 60s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy; six women, two each in their 40s and 50s, one each in her 60s and 80s, and two teenaged girls
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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