The county announced 113 new COVID-19 cases, as the local death toll approaches 250 lives lost.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 14, 2020
Another 113 Camden County residents have been sickened by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Thursday, bringing the local caseload to 5,364 patients.
Throughout New Jersey, 142,704 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 9,946 have perished from related causes.
Eight of them were Camden County residents, as the local death toll climbed to 249 fatalities Thursday.
The deceased are:
- two Camden City men in their 60s, and a woman in her 70s
- a Cherry Hill Township woman in her 70s
- a Collingswood man in his 90s
- a Stratford man in his 90s
- a Voorhees Township woman in her 80s
- a man in his 50s, residence unknown
Of 5,364 local COVID-19 cases, 1,123 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 20 percent.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 188 of 249 total local deaths, or 76 percent. About half of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that eight more members of the Camden County family have succumbed to this terrible virus,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“The governor’s recent announcements that beaches in New Jersey will be open, in a limited capacity, by Memorial Day, as well as the resumption of non-essential construction and curbside pickup for retail businesses, is welcome news for thousands of Camden County residents,” Cappelli said.
“I cannot stress enough that these relaxations will only be successful if we enjoy them while being conscious of the risk that this virus still poses,” he said.
“Please continue to distance yourself from others, wear a face cover or mask, and wash your hands frequently,” Cappelli said. “We are not out of the woods yet, but we can continue making progress if we handle these new opportunities responsibly.”
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 20s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 60s
- a Brooklawn woman in her 20s
- 17 Camden City men, six in their 40s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, one each in his 20s and 30s, a man of unknown age, and a teenaged boy; and 16 women, five in their 30s, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s, 40s, and 70s, a woman of unknown age, and a teenaged girl
- 11 Cherry Hill Township women, six in their 80s, two in their 70s, one each in her 30s and 60s, and a teenaged girl; and seven men, two in their 60s, and one each in his 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s, and 80s; and a person in their 60s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s
- a Collingswood man in his 30s
- a Gloucester City woman in her 60s
- three Gloucester Township women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 40s; and a teenaged boy
- a Haddon Heights man in his 60s
- a Haddon Township man in his 30s
- a Laurel Springs man in his 60s
- a Lawnside man in his 50s
- two Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s and 30s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Merchantville men, one each in his 30s and 60s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 80s
- 11 Pennsauken Township women, four in their 70s, two each in their 20s and 60s, one each in her 40s and 50s, and a teenaged girl; and five men, two in their 80s, and one each in his 30s, 60s, and 70s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 50s
- four Voorhees Township women, two in their 80s, and one each in her 40s and 70s; and three men, two in their 70s and one in his 80s
- two Waterford Township women in their 50s, and a man in his 40s
- nine Winslow Township men, two each in their 40s and 50s, and one each in his 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; and four women, one each in her 30s, 60s, 70s, and 80s
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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