The county reports 20 new deaths and 52 new infected residents this week. Twelve of the newly reported deaths are the result of cleared backlogs in state health databases.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 19, 2020
Another 20 Camden County residents have died due to complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the county government reported this week.
Twelve of those deaths were the result of appended corrections from state data sources, officials said.
In total, the local death toll due to the pandemic has now reached 430 Camden County residents.
COVID-19 has also sickened 7,441 local people, 52 new cases of which were reported this week.
Throughout New Jersey, 168,496 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 12,835 have perished from related causes.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 2.5 percent June 16; in South Jersey, it’s higher, at 4.69 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 0.7 percent on June 16. Those figures indicate that every person infected 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 19, Camden County was sixth in new cases of COVID-19, with 33.
Of 7,441 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,744 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,276 are residents and 468 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 67 percent, or 291 of the 430 total deaths in Camden County; 288 were residents and three were staff.
“Over the last week, Camden County has averaged fewer than 30 new cases per day,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.
“This was not thinkable a month ago when we were seeing between 80 and 90 cases each day,” Cappelli said.
“This is due entirely to the actions of our residents who are wearing masks, staying home, and taking steps to reduce the likelihood that they contract or spread coronavirus,” he said.
The deceased are:
- a Camden City man in his 40s and woman in her 70s
- five Cherry Hill men, three in their 90s and two in their 80s
- a Collingswood man in his 80s and woman in her 90s
- three Gloucester Township men, one each in his 40s, 70s and 80s; and three women, one each in her 70s, 80s, and 90s
- a Haddonfield man in his 70s
- two Voorhees women, one each in her 50s and 60s; and two men, one each in his 80s and 90s
The newest local cases are:
- a Bellmawr man in his 30s
- 14 Camden City women, three in their 30s, two teenage girls, two each in their 20s, 40s, 50s, and 80s, and one in her 70s; and four men, three in their 30s and one in his 20s
- six Cherry Hill women, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one each in her 50s and 90s; and a man in his 90s
- a Clementon man in his 60s
- two Collingswood women, one each in her 30s and 70s
- a Gibbsboro man in his 30s
- five Gloucester Township women, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one in her 60s; and a man in his 30s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 60s
- three Lindenwold women in their 20s and a man in his 20s
- four Pennsauken Township women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 70s
- two Stratford women, one each in her 40s and 70s
- a Voorhees man in his 90s
- two Winslow Township men, one each in his 20s and 40s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 20s and man in his 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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