The county has also seen 430 COVID-19-related fatalities, unchanged since last week.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 22, 2020
Another 80 Camden County residents have been sickened by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the county government reported Monday.
That brings the local total to 7,557 people sickened by the virus in Camden County.
Locally, 430 Camden County residents have died from COVID-19-related complications, unchanged since last week.
Throughout New Jersey, 169,415 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 12,895 have perished from causes related to the virus.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 2.42 percent June 18; in South Jersey, it’s more than double, at 5.37 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 0.76 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 22, Camden County was 11th in new cases of COVID-19, with 19.
Of 7,557 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,760 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,287 are residents and 473 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 67 percent, or 294 of the 430 total deaths in Camden County; 291 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.
“Today marks another milestone in our state’s reopening and recovery, as personal care businesses such as hair and nail salons are permitted to reopen,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.
“We must continue to practice careful, thoughtful social distancing as we enter this next phase,” Cappelli said.
“This virus is still with us, and the ease of its spread is underscored by the surge in cases taking place in other states,” he said.
“As you resume visits to these and other businesses, stores, and venues, please wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and absolutely stay home if you are feeling sick,” Cappelli said.
“If we continue to follow these guidelines, we will save lives and minimize the impact of this virus on our community,” he said.
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 20s
- two Bellmawr women, one each in her 40s and 50s
- 13 Camden City men, four in their 30s, three in their 50s, two in their 60s, and one each in his 20s, 40s, 70s, and 80s; and 10 women, three in their 60s, two each in their 20s and 50s, a teenage girl, and one each in her 30s and 70s
- five Cherry Hill women, three in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 80s; and four men, two in their 90s and one each in his 50s and 60s
- a Chesilhurst woman in her 50s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s
- five Collingswood women, two in their 40s, one each in her 50s and 80s, and one of unknown age
- a Gibbsboro man in his 80s
- three Gloucester Township men, two in their 80s and one in his 20s; and three women, two in their 80s and one in her 30s
- two Haddon Heights women in their 20s, and a man in his 20s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 20s and man in his 40s
- a Haddonfield man in his 70s
- two Lawnside men, one each in his 70s and 90s
- three Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 90s; and a man in his 40s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 20s
- six Pennsauken women, a young girl, and one each in her 20s, 30s, 70s, 80s, and 90s; and three men, a young boy and two in their 50s
- two Pine Hill women, a teenage girl and one in her 40s; and a man in his 50s
- a Runnemede woman and man in their 30s
- a teenaged boy from Voorhees
- two Waterford women, one each in her 20s and 50s
- a Woodlynne man in his 20s
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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