No new deaths were announced Saturday.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 2, 2020
Another 126 Camden County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Saturday, bringing the local total to 3,347 cases.
They were among 2,912 more New Jerseyans to have tested positive for COVID-19, as the statewide pandemic has sickened 123,717 people in total, Governor Phil Murphy said Saturday.
Of the 3,347 local cases, 833 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 25 percent. LTCs are believed to be associated with 115 of 138 total local deaths, or 83 percent.
“Despite dramatically increasing access to testing countywide, new cases in Camden County have remained steady each day, while our growth and doubling rate continue to trend in positive directions,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. in a statement.
“We cannot stress strongly enough that the fight ahead remains arduous and will not be over quickly. However, we would undoubtedly have lost more lives and faced a greater burden in our hospitals if not for the dedication and adherence to guidelines shown by our residents,” Cappelli said.
“We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s hard work to flatten the curve and beat coronavirus for good.”
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon man in his 20s, and woman in her 60s
- two Barrington women, one in her 30s, and a teenaged girl
- three Bellmawr women, one each in her 20s and 40s, and a teenaged girl; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- a Brooklawn man in his 20s
- 26 Camden City women, 10 in their 30s, five in their 40s, four in their 20s, three in their 50s, one each in her 60s and 70s, a teenaged girl and a girl under 10; and 22 men, 10 in their 50s, four each in their 30s and 60s, two in their 20s, and one each in his 40s and 70s
- seven Cherry Hill Township women, two each in their 40s and 80s, and one each in her 30s and 60s, and a teenaged girl; and two men, one each in his 30s and 60s
- two Gloucester City women, one in her 20s, and a teenaged girl
- six Gloucester Township men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 90s; and three women, two each in their 20s, and one in her 40s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 30s
- two Haddon Township women, one each in her 30s and 50s
- a Lawnside man in his 70s
- eight Lindenwold women, three in their 20s, two in their 30s, one each in her 40s and 60s, and a teenaged girl; and seven men, two in their 30s, one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s, and two boys
- a Merchantville man in his 50s, and woman in her 60s
- four Pennsauken women, two in their 50s, and one each in her 20s and 60s; and three men, two in their 30s, and one in his 60s
- a Somerdale man in his 30s
- seven Voorhees Township women, two each in their 70s and 80s, and one each in her 30s, 50s, and 90s; and three men, one each in his 40s, 80s, and 90s
- a Waterford Township man in his 20s
- three Winslow Township women, two in their 30s, and one in her 70s; and three men, two in their 50s, and one in his 20s
- two Woodlynne women, one each in her 30s and 70s
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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