The county also revised down the number of local people who died from COVID-19-related complications by 27. In total, 552 local people have died in the pandemic, and 10,468 have been sickened by the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 22, 2020
Five more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 125 others have been sickened by the virus since the weekend, according to reports from the Camden County government.
Additionally, the county health department has revised down its tally of COVID-19-related deaths by 27, having removed “several out-of-jurisdiction and possible cases” from prior counts.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 10,468 infected residents and 552 related deaths.
“The Health Department investigates every suspected death caused by COVID-19 for accuracy after it has been reported,” the county government said in a statement.
“Over the course of these investigations, the department has updated inaccurate records so that they contain correct, up-to-date information.
In another written statement, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said local infections are on the rise, with the 56 positive samples reported Sunday being the largest single-day total in the county since July.
“No matter what jurisdiction, county, or state, our hearts and prayers are with the roughly 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives due to COVID-19,” Cappelli said.
Throughout New Jersey, 200,580 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,285 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:
- two Camden City women, one each in her 60s and 90s
- a Pennsauken woman in her 80s
- a Voorhees man in his 80s, and woman in her 90s
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 10,468 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,982 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,399 are residents and 583 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 56 percent, or 319 of the 552 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 22, Camden County was eleventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 17.
The newest local cases (125) are:
- an Audubon teenaged boy, and man in his 30s
- two Bellmawr men, one each in his 20s and 50s
- a Berlin Borough man in his 20s
- 14 Camden City women, five in their 20s, three each in their 50s and 60s, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 80s, and two teenaged girls; and six men, two each in their 40s and 50s, one each in his 60s and 70s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy
- eight Cherry Hill women, three in their 20s, two each in their 30s and 50s, one in her 80s, and a young girl; four men, one each in his 20s, 50s, 60s, and 90s, and a teenaged boy
- a Clementon man in his 50s
- a Collingswood teenaged girl and teenaged boy
- two Gloucester City men, one each in his 20s and 50s, a young boy, and a teenaged boy; two women in their 30s, and a teenaged girl
- 10 Gloucester Township women, three each in their 20s and 70s, two in their 40s, one each in her 30s and 50s, and two teenaged girls; five men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, and three teenaged boys
- a Haddon Township man in his 80s
- three Haddonfield teenaged girls, a woman in her 20s, and a young boy
- a Laurel Springs woman in her 30s
- a Lawnside man in his 50s
- three Lindenwold women, two in their 20s and one in her 50s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 60s
- a Magnolia woman in her 50s, and man in his 60s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 40s, and man in his 50s
- four Pennsauken women, two in their 30s, and one each in her 40s, and 70s; and a man in his 50s
- two Runnemede women, one each in her 50s and 60s; and a man in his 20s
- a Somerdale teenaged girl, a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 20s
- two Stratford men, one each in his 20s and 80s, and a teenaged girl
- five Voorhees women, two each in their 20s and 80s, one in her 30s, and two teenaged girls; and five men, two in their 50s, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 40s, and a teenaged boy
- a Waterford man and woman in their 70s
- three Winslow women, one each in her 40s, 60s, and 70s; and three men, one each in his 30s, 50s, and 70s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.
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