Since last Thursday, 171 more Camden County residents have been infected with COVID-19, and one other person has lost her life to the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | August 10, 2020
Since Thursday, another 171 Camden County residents have been infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and one other has lost her life to the pandemic, according to data from the Camden County government.
All told, 9,181 local people have been sickened by the virus, and 550 have perished from related complications.
The newly deceased was a Cherry Hill woman in her 80s.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the 550 victims, and their families, who have been lost in Camden County due to COVID-19,” Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a written statement Monday.
“We are devastated by every life lost to this pandemic, but we are encouraged by the decreasing rate of fatalities in the county,” he continued.
On Thursday, Cappelli, Jr. noted that unemployment claims in the state had reached their lowest level since state-mandated business closures began in March.
“This is welcome news for the thousands of Camden County residents who have faced employment interruptions, but we know there is still a lot of work to do,” he said.
“The best way to get people back to work is to control the spread of this virus so that more businesses can open, and more people feel safe visiting them,” Cappelli said.
“We can achieve that by wearing masks, social distancing, and working with contact tracers when you’ve been exposed or diagnosed with the disease.”
In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,853 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-fifth of those infected, and new cases are still being discovered there.
Of 9,181 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,864 (20 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,338 are residents and 526 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 57 percent, or 314 of the 550 total deaths in Camden County; 311 were residents and three were staff.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, Camden County was tied with Burlington and Essex Counties for fifth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 18.
The newest local cases (171) are:
- two Audubon men, one each in his 20s and 60s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 20s
- four Berlin Borough women, three in their 80s, and one in her 30s; and a man in his 80s
- a Berlin Township man in his 20s
- 18 Camden City women, seven in their 20s, four in their 30s, three each in their 40s and 50s, one in her 80s, three teenaged girls, and a young girl; and 16 men, six in their 30s, five in their 40s, three in their 20s, one each in his 70s and 80s, two teenaged boys, and two young boys
- nine Cherry Hill men, three in their 20s, two each in their 30s and 50s, one each in his 60s and 80s, and a teenaged boy; and seven women, three each in her 20s and 30s, and one in her 50s
- two Clementon women, one each in her 20s and 30s
- two Collingswood men, one each in his 20s and 40s
- two Gloucester City men, one each in his 20s and 40s; and a woman in her 30s
- nine Gloucester Township men, five in their 50s, two in their 30s, and one each in his 40s and 60s; and seven women, two each in their 50s and 60s, and one each in her 20s, 30s, and 70s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 30s
- a Haddonfield teenaged boy
- a Lawnside woman in her 60s
- four Lindenwold women, two in their 30s, one each in her 50s and 70s, and a young girl
- a Magnolia man in his 50s
- four Merchantville women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s
- a Mount Ephraim woman in her 50s, and man in his 60s
- an Oaklyn teenaged girl
- 13 Pennsauken women, four each in their 20s and 30s, two each in their 40s and 70s, one in her 90s, a teenaged girl, and a young girl; and 12 men, four in their 20s, three in their 50s, two each in their 40s and 60s, one in his 70s, two young boys, and a teenaged boy
- three Pine Hill women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 50s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 50s, and a young boy
- a Runnemede woman in her 40s
- two Somerdale women in their 40s
- a Stratford woman in her 30s
- two Voorhees women, one each in her 20s and 40s, and a teenaged girl
- three Waterford men, two in their 40s, and one in his 60s
- seven Winslow women, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 80s, one in her 50s, two teenaged girls, and a young girl; and seven men, four in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 60s, and 70s
- a Woodlynne man in his 20s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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