Locally, 14,402 people have been infected by the virus and 588 have died from related complications, as the county set a single-day record high of new positive cases for the second time in five days.
By Matt Skoufalos | November 11, 2020
Another seven Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 400 others have tested positive for the virus since Monday, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 14,402 infected residents and 588 related deaths.
On Tuesday, the county set a single-day high for infections reported (261), eclipsing its previous record total (242), established only five days earlier.
In a written statement Wednesday, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli noted that hospitalizations in the United States similarly reached their highest point of the pandemic on Tuesday.
“Although deaths have not increased at the same rate as cases to this point, we should not be fooled into thinking that this crisis is under control,” Cappelli said.
The most recently deceased are:
- two Camden City men, one each in his 50s and 70s
- a Gibbsboro woman in her 90s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 80s
- a Pennsauken woman in her 60s
- a Voorhees woman in her 80s
- a Winslow man in his 70s
Thursday: indoor dining restrictions take effect, county opens Cherry Hill testing site
The continued rise in cases prompted New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to announce new indoor dining restrictions Monday.
“No one up here wants to take the type of broad, all-encompassing actions we had to take in March,” Murphy said. “We have to snap back into reality,” he said.
“This virus has not gone away, and it’s posing it’s greatest threat to us in recent months.”
To prevent large-scale shutdowns this winter, Cappelli urged residents to return to the vigilance of the spring.
“The lack of a stay-at-home order should not be interpreted as an invitation to go out, see friends, and party,” he said. “Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, and take every step you can to control this pandemic.”
On Thursday, Cooper University Health Care will open a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Camden County College in Cherry Hill (1889 Marlton Pike East, or the corner of Springdale Road and Route 70).
The site will accept patients from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Throughout New Jersey, 263,495 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,676 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,800 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-sixth of those infected, and new cases continue to occur there.
Of 14,402 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,279 (16 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,595 are residents and 684 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 60 percent, or 348 of 588 total deaths in Camden County: 345 were residents and three were staff.
At this time, 51 of the 56 LTCs in Camden County have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on November 11, Camden County was seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 212.
The newest local cases (400) are:
- three Audubon men, one each in his 40s, 50s, and 70s; and a teenaged girl
- a Barrington man in his 60s
- two Bellmawr men, one each in his 40s and 50s, and a young boy; and a young girl, and a teenaged girl
- two Berlin Borough men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Berlin Township men, one each in his 40s and 60s; and a woman in her 60s
- three Brooklawn women, two in their 30s, and one in her 70s; and a man in his 30s
- 34 Camden City women, nine in their 20s, eight in their 40s, seven in their 30s, five in their 50s, three in their 60s, one each in her 70s and 80s, six teenaged girls, and three young girls; and 37 men, 10 in their 20s, eight in their 30s, seven in their 40s, six in their 50s, five in their 60s, one in his 80s, and five young boys; and three persons of unknown gender in their 20s
- 19 Cherry Hill women, eight in their 20s, four in their 30s, three in their 40s, two each in their 50s and 80s, three teenaged girls, and a young girl; and 19 men, six in their 20s, four in their 30s, three in their 50s, two each in their 40s, 60s, and 70s, two teenaged boys, and a young boy
- a Clementon man and woman in their 20s
- five Collingswood women, two each in their 40s and 50s, and one in her 30s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 40s
- three Gloucester City women, two in their 40s, one in her 20s, and a teenaged girl
- 14 Gloucester Township men, eight in their 20s, two in their 60s, one each in his 30s, 40s, 70s, and 80s, two teenaged boys, and a young boy; and 14 women, four in their 60s, three each in their 30s and 50s, two in their 40s, one each in her 20s and 70s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl
- three Haddon Heights women, two in their 40s, and one in her 20s; and a teenaged boy, and man in his 50s
- three Haddon Township women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 50s, and a teenaged girl; and three men, two in their 20s, and one in his 40s
- two Haddonfield teenaged girls, and a woman in her 50s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Hi-Nella teenaged girls, a young boy, and a man in his 30s
- a Lawnside teenaged girl, woman in her 30s, and a young boy
- six Lindenwold women, three in their 20s, two in their 50s, one in her 30s, and a teenaged girl; and four men, three in their 30s, and one in his 50s
- three Merchantville women, one each in her 50s, 60s, and 70s; and two men in their 20s
- two Mount Ephraim women, one each in her 20s and 60s; a teenaged boy, and a man in his 20s
- two Oaklyn men, one each in his 30s and 40s
- 25 Pennsauken women, nine in their 20s, five in their 30s, four each in their 40s and 50s, two in their 70s, one in her 60s, five young girls, and two teenaged girls; and 19 men, seven in their 30s, four in their 60s, three in their 20s, two each in their 40s and 70s, one in his 50s, three teenaged boys, and a young boy
- four Pine Hill women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl; and a man in his 60s
- two Runnemede men, one each in his 20s and 30s
- a Stratford man in his 20s
- 15 Voorhees women, five in their 40s, three each in their 30s and 70s, two each in their 20s and 60s, a young girl, and a teenaged girl; and 15 men, five in their 40s, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 60s, one in his 70s, and a teenaged boy
- two Waterford women, one each in her 30s and 60s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 70s
- 22 Winslow men, six in their 50s, five in their 20s, three each in their 30s, 40s, and 60s, one each in his 70s and 80s, three teenaged boys, and two young boys; and 16 women, six in their 40s, three in their 20s, two each in their 60s and 70s, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 80s, and seven teenaged girls; and two people of unknown gender and age
- two Woodlynne women, one each in her 20s 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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