Local officials urged residents to continue adhering to social distancing protocols amid the presumptive peak of the virus over the next two weeks.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 8, 2020
Another 96 Camden County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the county government announced Wednesday.
Locally, the virus has claimed 23 lives and sickened 876 people to date.
Throughout New Jersey, 1,504 people have died from complications related to COVID-19, and more than 7,000 have been hospitalized with the virus, or while awaiting confirmation of their symptoms.
“We cannot take our eye off the ball,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli implored residents in a statement in which he urged them to adhere to social distancing practices and remain home.
“This week and next may represent the peak in terms of viral activity in a number of regions throughout the United States, but we must not lose sight of the fact that this assumption relies on our continued adherence to social distancing guidelines and other measures,” Cappelli said.
The newly diagnosed local COVID-19 patients are:
- an Audubon woman in her 50s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 80s
- 22 Camden women, six in their 20s, five in their 40s, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 60s, one in her teens, one in her 70s, and two girls; and 10 men, three in their 30s, two each in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and one in his 20s
- eight Cherry Hill women, two each in their 50s and 60s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, 70s, and 80s; and four men, two in their 60s and one each in his 20s and 80s
- a Clementon woman in her 50s
- a Collingswood man in his 60s
- five Gloucester Township women, two in their 50s, and one each in her 30s, 40s, and 60s; and a man in his 50s
- a Haddonfield man in his 60s
- a Lawnside woman in her 70s
- three Lindenwold women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s; and three men in their 20s, 40s, and 50s
- a Magnolia man in his 50s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 60s
- five Pennsauken men, two in their 20s and one each in his 50s, 60s, and 80s; and one woman in her 40s
- three Pine Hill women in their 20s, 50s, and 60s; and three men in their 20s, 50s, and 70s
- four Runnemede women, two in their 40s and one each in her 50s and 70s; and two men in their 40s and 60s
- a Somerdale woman in her 30s
- a Stratford woman in her 50s
- five Voorhees women, three in their 80s and one each in her 50s and 90s, and three men in their 40s, 60s, and 80s
- a Waterford Township man and woman in their 50s
- two Winslow Township women in their 30s and 40s
Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing, the county government said.
Here’s our ongoing chart of the local impact of the virus.
Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.
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