A Camden City man in his 60s is the 569th Camden County resident to die during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Locally, the pandemic has sickened 10,200 people.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 14, 2020
Another Camden County resident has lost his battle with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 96 others have tested positive for the virus since the weekend, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 569 related deaths and 10,200 infected people.
The most recently deceased is a Camden City man in his 60s.
In a statement Monday, Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli urged residents not to let down their collective guard “for even one day if we plan to stop the spread [of the virus]and save lives.
“We need everyone to continue to wear masks, social-distance, and take every possible precaution to protect your circle,” Cappelli said.
Throughout New Jersey, 196,968 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,245 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognized another 1,789 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 occurring there.
Of 10,200 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,986 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,407 are residents and 579 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 57 percent, or 321 of the 568 total deaths in Camden County; 318 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (40) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on September 14, Camden County was third in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 31.
The newest local cases since this weekend (96) are:
- two Berlin Borough teenagers, a boy and girl
- a Brooklawn teenaged girl
- 10 Camden City women, three in their 60s, two each in their 30s, 50s, and 70s, and one in her 20s
seven Cherry Hill men, five in their 20s, one each in his 30s and 60s, and two teenaged boys; four teenaged girls, and four women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 40s
- a Clementon young girl, and woman in her 20s
- a Collingswood young girl, and a man and woman in their 30s
- a Gibbsboro man in his 20s
- six Gloucester Township women, two each in their 30s and 40s, one each in her 20s and 70s, and five teenaged girls; and four men, three in their 50s and one in his 20s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 20s
- a Haddon Township man and woman in their 20s
- two Haddonfield men in their 20s, and a teenaged girl
- a Hi-Nella woman in her 20s
- a Lawnside woman in her 20s
- three Lindenwold women in their 20s, and a man in his 50s
- two Mount Ephraim men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- six Pennsauken women, two in their 40s, and one each in her 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 60s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 30s, and man in his 40s
- a Runnemede man in his 20s
- three Voorhees women, two in their 20s, one in her 70s, and a teenaged girl; a teenaged boy, and man in his 60s
- a Waterford teenaged girl
- eight Winslow women, three in their 20s, and one each in her 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; and five men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 30s, 50s, and 80s
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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