Weekend reports bring the local pandemic impact totals to 8,698 infections and 538 deaths.
By Matt Skoufalos | July 27, 2020
Eight more Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 175 others have been infected with the virus since the weekend, according to data from the Camden County government.
That brings the local death toll to 538 residents lost to the pandemic and 8,698 others sickened by the virus.
The deceased hailed from three Camden County municipalities.
- two Camden City men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 50s
- a Cherry Hill woman in her 90s
- two Gloucester Township women, one each in her 60s and 80s; and two men, one each in his 60s and 80s
Throughout New Jersey, 179,812 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,884 have perished from causes related to the virus; another 1,920 deaths have been deemed to be probably COVID-19-related as well.
Last week, the county logged lower-than-anticipated numbers of new cases, amid a statewide issue with backlogged data from COVID-19 test results. In a statement issued Monday, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said the weekend’s totals reflected the integration of that lagging data.
“Much as low case totals at the beginning of last week were at least partially due to delays in reporting from labs to the state system, this weekend’s high case totals are likely at least due in part to those delays being rectified,” Cappelli said.
“Still, we can see clearly that this virus remains active in our community,” he said.
“We must continue to wear masks, social-distance, and minimize our contact with others in order to slow the spread of coronavirus and to save the lives of vulnerable community members.”
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 8,698 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,868 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,335 are residents and 503 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 58 percent, or 313 of the 538 total deaths in Camden County; 310 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (30) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on July 27, Camden County was fourth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 43.
The newest local cases this week (175) are:
- an Audubon man and woman in their 30s
- a Barrington teenaged girl
- four Bellmawr men, three in their 20s and one in his 60s; and a woman in her 30s
- two Berlin Borough women, one each in her 20s and 70s
- a Berlin Township man in his 20s
- 16 Camden City women, four in their 40s, three each in their 20s, 50s, and 70s, two in their 30s, one in her 60s, a young girl and a teenaged girl; and 13 men, four each in their 40s and 50s, two in their 20s, one each in his 30s, 60s, and 80s, and a young boy
- nine Cherry Hill women, two each in their 20s, 40s, and 50s, one each in her 30s, 60s, and 80s, four teenaged girls, and a young girl; and nine men, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 40s, one each in his 20s and 60s, three teenaged boys, and a young boy
- a Clementon man in his 20s
- a Collingswood man in his 20s
- a Gibbsboro teenaged girl
- a Gloucester City woman in her 30s
- 13 Gloucester Township women, three each in their 20s and 50s, two each in their 40s, 60s, and 70s, and one in her 30s; and nine men, three in their 20s, two each in their 40s and 70s, one each in his 50s and 60s, and a young boy
- a Haddon Heights man in his 20s
- two Haddon Township men in their 50s, and a teenaged girl
- a Haddonfield teenaged boy and a woman in her 30s
- three Lawnside women, one each in her 20s, 60s, and 70s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 40s
- four Lindenwold women, two each in their 20s and 60s
- two Magnolia women, one each in her 20s and 70s; and a teenaged boy
- two Merchantville women in their 50s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 20s, and woman in her 80s
- nine Pennsauken men, four in their 60s, two each in their 20s and 50s, one in his 70s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy; 11 women, three each in their 20s and 40s, two each in their 30s and 50s, one in her 80s, and a teenaged girl; and a person of unknown gender in their 30s
- a Runnemede man in his 50s
- three Somerdale men, one each in his 40s, 60s, and 80s; and a woman in her 40s
- six Voorhees men, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 50s; and two women, one each in her 40s and 60s
- two Waterford men, one each in his 20s and 60s; and two women, one each in her 40s and 60s
- six Winslow men, two each in their 50s and 60s, one each in his 20s and 30s, and a teenaged boy; and six women, two each in their 20s and 40s, and one each in her 30s and 50s
- a Woodlynne man and woman in their 50s
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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