In Camden County, 352 residents have died from complications related to the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 12, 2020
Another 40 Camden County residents have been sickened by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of local cases to 7,280.
Within Camden County, COVID-19 has also been a related factor in the deaths of 352 residents.
Throughout New Jersey, 166,164 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 12,489 have perished from related causes.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 2.5 percent June 8; in South Jersey, it’s almost twice as high, at 4.15 percent.
Spot positivity is a snapshot statistic, and the state’s report excludes serology tests, which can confirm the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, but not whether a patient actively has the virus.
RT, or the estimated rate of transmission of new cases of the virus, was 0.66 June 10. Those figures indicate that every person with COVID-19 is infecting less than one other person, on average, which means the number of new cases continues to decline.
According to the state health dashboard, on June 12, Camden County was tied with Atlantic County for eighth in new cases of COVID-19, with 24.
Of 7,280 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,694 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,238 are residents and 456 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 79 percent, or 280 of the 352 total deaths in Camden County; 277 were residents and three were staff.
The first 100 days
In a briefing Thursday, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli offered some demographic information about the impact of COVID-19 on Camden County.
Locally, the average age of those who’ve died from complications related to the virus is 79.
Of the 7,240 residents infected by the virus, 428 were hospitalized at some point, or 6.2 percent of all local patients; 2 percent (145 people) were treated in critical or intensive care units.
Cappelli also noted that 97 percent of those infected “are either at home recovering, or have recovered.”
“Our tools to combat the spread of coronavirus have not changed, but they are more important than ever if we are going to keep case growth down and save lives,” he said in a written statement Friday.
“As we return to something that resembles a normal course of business, please continue to take these recommendations seriously and follow the advice of public health experts,” Cappelli said.
The newest local cases are:
- a Bellmawr woman in her 60s
- five Berlin women in their 80s and a man in his 80s
- six Camden City women, two in their 40s and one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, and 70s; and two men in their 30s
- a Cherry Hill woman and man in their 50s
- a Clementon woman in her 20s and man in his 50s
- a Gibbsboro woman in her 60s
- two Gloucester Township women, one each in her 40s and 50s; and a man in his 60s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 50s
- three Lindenwold men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 40s; and three women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 50s
- four Pennsauken women, two in their 20s and one each in her 30s and 40s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 50s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 30s
- two Voorhees men, one each in his 50s and 80s
- a Waterford Township woman in her 60s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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