The most recently announced victims of the pandemic were residents of Cherry Hill and Voorhees, and ranged in age from their 70s to more than 100.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 27, 2020
Five more Camden County residents have perished from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 165 others have been sickened by the virus, the Camden County government reported Monday.
To date, there are 2,827 local cases of COVID-19 and 123 related fatalities.
Across New Jersey, 111,188 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,044 have perished from related complications, Governor Phil Murphy reported Monday.
The most recent local deaths were two Cherry Hill women, one in her 90s and one in her 100s; two Voorhees women, one each in her 70s and 80s, and a Voorhees man in his 70s.
Camden County Freeholder Lou Cappelli attributed the spike in new cases to expanded testing in long-term care (LTC) facilities, which account for 519 local cases and 83 deaths.
“This underscores why we must remain vigilant in this fight,” Cappelli said in a statement.
“The past week has shown real progress as we battle to flatten the curve, but we cannot lose sight of the fact that this virus has an unprecedented ability to spread through interpersonal contact,” he said. “We must continue to stay home and to social distance until it is safe to relax these restrictions.”
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 50s
- two Barrington women, one each in her 30s and 60s
- three Bellmawr women, one each in her 30s and 60s, and one of unknown age; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- a Berlin Township man in his 60s
- a Brooklawn woman in her 70s
- 33 Camden City women, eight in their 20s, seven in their 30s, five each in their 40s and 80s, three in their 50s, two each in their 60s and 70s, and one in her 90s; and 17 men, five in their 40s, four each in their 50s and 70s, two in their 30s, one in his 60s, and a teenaged boy
- 12 Cherry Hill women, four in their 30s, two each in their 50s, 80s, and 90s, and one each in her 40s and 70s; and six men, two each in their 50s and 70s, and one each in his 60s and 80s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s
- a Collingswood woman in her 30s
- two Gloucester City women in their 20s
- 14 Gloucester Township women, four each in their 20s and 40s, three in their 50s, and one each in her 30s, 70s, and 80s; and eight men, two each in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and one each in his 70s and 80s
four Haddon Township women, one each in her 20s, 50s, 80s, and 90s
- a Hi-Nella woman in her 30s
- a Laurel Springs woman in her 30s
- five Lindenwold men, two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 60s, and 80s; and four women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 80s
- a Merchantville man in his 70s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 50s
- five Pennsauken men, two each in their 20s and 70s, and one in his 60s; and two women, one each in her 30s and 70s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 60s
- a Somerdale man in his 50s
- two Stratford men, one each in his 20s and 90s
- six Voorhees Township women, two each in their 70s and 80s, and one each in her 60s and 90s; and three men, two in their 70s, and one in his 80s
- 15 Winslow Township men, four in their 40s, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s and 60s, one each in his 70s and 80s, and two teenaged boys; and seven women, two in their 40s, and one each in her 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s
- a Woodlynne man in his 20s
- a man in his 20s of unknown residence
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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