Locally, 574 people have died from complications related to COVID-19, and 10,343 have been sickened by the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 18, 2020
Five more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 143 others have been sickened by the virus this week, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 574 related deaths and 10,343 infected people.
“Today marks our fifth consecutive day with more than 30 new cases of COVID-19, the most we have seen in more than a month,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli said in a statement Friday.
“Thanks to the hard work of thousands of residents, it can feel like this pandemic is subsiding, but weeks like this make clear that this deadly virus is still extremely active in our community,” Cappelli said.
He urged residents to “continue to wear masks, social distance, and do everything in our power to protect our circles.”
Throughout New Jersey, 198,848 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,270 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,791 probable COVID-19-related deaths.
The most recently deceased are:
- an Audubon man in his 70s
- a Hi-Nella man in his 60s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 60s
- two Winslow women, one each in her 70s and 80s
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 continue to occur there.
Of 10,343 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,979 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,399 are residents and 580 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 56 percent, or 319 of the 574 total deaths in Camden County; 316 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (40) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on September 18, Camden County was seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 30.
The newest local cases since Tuesday (143) are:
- two Audubon women, one each in her 20s and 50s
- a Barrington teenaged girl, and woman in her 20s
- a Berlin Borough teenaged boy
- a Berlin Township woman in her 90s
- six Camden City women, two each in her 30s and 60s, one each in her 20s and 40s, two teenaged girls, and a young girl; and seven men, three in their 20s, two each in their 30s and 50s, and a teenaged boy
- nine Cherry Hill women, three in their 20s and 40s, two in their 30s, one in her 70s, and four teenaged girls; and six men, three in their 40s, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 60s, and five teenaged boys
- two Clementon men, one each in his 30s and 60s; and a woman in her 50s
- three Collingswood women, two in their 80s, and one in her 50s; and a man in his 20s
- 12 Gloucester Township women, four in their 50s, three in their 30s, two in their 40s, one each in her 60s, 70s, and 80s, and two teenaged girls; and four men, two in their 20s, one each in his 50s and 60s, and two teenaged boys
- a Haddon Heights teenaged boy, and man in his 60s
- two Haddon Township men in their 20s
- three Haddonfield teenaged girls, and a woman in her 70s
- a Lawnside man in his 40s
- four Lindenwold women, three in their 40s, and one in her 30s; and a man in his 20s
- three Magnolia women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 60s; and a young boy
- two Merchantville men, one each in his 40s and 70s
- a Mount Ephraim woman in her 50s
- an Oaklyn man in his 50s
- three Pennsauken women, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 50s; and a man in his 50s
- two Pine Hill men, one each in his 30s and 40s, and a teenaged boy; a young girl, and woman in her 60s
- a Runnemede teenaged boy, and man in his 50s
- two Somerdale women, one each in her 20s and 40s
- a Stratford woman in her 20s, and man in his 40s
- 11 Voorhees women, four in their 70s, three in their 80s, one each in her 30s, 40s, 60s, and 90s, and a teenaged girl; and 10 men, two each in their 30s, 40s, 60s, and 70s, one each in his 20s and 80s, and two teenaged boys
- four Winslow women, two each in their 20s and 40s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- two Woodlynne women, one each in her 30s and 40s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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