Another 163 local residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week, as Governor Phil Murphy warns of an uptick in new cases statewide.
By Matt Skoufalos | July 31, 2020
Another 163 Camden County residents have been infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this week, according to data from the Camden County government.
All told, 8,861 local people have been sickened by the virus, and 538 have perished from related complications.
“It has been nearly five months since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Camden County, and we continue to face new obstacles related to this pandemic every day,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a written statement Friday.
“The residents of Camden County have done an incredible job adapting and responding to this unprecedented challenge, but we have to be clear: this fight is a long way from over.
“As individuals, we cannot hasten the development of a vaccine or treatment, but we can take steps to lessen the impact of coronavirus on our community,” Cappelli said.
“Wear a mask, social-distance, and avoid large gatherings. These simple actions save lives and allow our state to continue our path to recovery,” he said.
Throughout New Jersey, 181,660 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,944 have perished from causes related to the virus; another 1,875 deaths have been deemed to be probably COVID-19-related as well.
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 are still being discovered there.
Of 8,861 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,850 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,339 are residents and 511 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 58 percent, or 314 of the 538 total deaths in Camden County; 311 were residents and three were staff.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on July 31, Camden County was tied with Ocean County for second in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 59.
This week’s local cases (163) are:
- two Audubon women, one each in her 50s and 60s
- a Barrington man in his 20s
- three Bellmawr women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 40s, and a teenaged girl; and three men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- a Berlin Borough teenaged boy
- a Berlin Township man in his 60s
- 15 Camden City women, five in their 40s, four in their 20s, three each in their 30s and 60s, two young girls and two teenaged girls; and 12 men, three each in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, two in their 20s, one in his 60s, and two teenaged boys
- 10 Cherry Hill Township women, three in their 30s, two each in their 50s and 60s, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl; and six men, three in their 40s, two in their 20s, one in his 50s, three young boys, and two teenaged boys
- four Collingswood women, three in their 20s, one in her 40s, and a young girl; and four men, two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s and 40s
- two Gibbsboro men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- a Gloucester City teenaged boy
- seven Gloucester Township women, four in their 20s, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 80s, and a teenaged girl; and five men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- five Haddon Township women, two in their 60s, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl; and a man in his 70s
- a Haddonfield teenaged girl
- six Lindenwold men, three in their 20s, two in their 50s, and one in his 70s; and three women, two in their 30s and one in her 20s
- a Magnolia woman in her 50s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 30s
- 13 Pennsauken women, seven in their 50s, five in their 20s, one in her 40s, and a young girl; and eight men, four in their 20s, one each in his 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, and a teenaged boy
- three Pine Hill men, two in their 50s, and one in his 20s; and a teenaged girl, and woman in her 50s
- a Somerdale man in his 20s
- a Stratford woman in her 20s and man in his 40s
- three Voorhees women, two in their 20s and one in her 50s
- three Waterford men in their 60s
- six Winslow women, three in their 40s, one each in her 30s, 60s, and 80s, and a teenaged girl; and four men, two in their 20s, one each in his 40s and 50s, a young boy and a teenaged boy
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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