In Camden County, 6,912 residents now have been infected by the virus, and 343 residents have died from related complications.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 3, 2020
Another four Camden County residents have died of complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 59 others have been sickened by the virus over the weekend, the Camden County government reported Tuesday.
Locally, 6,912 residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 343 have died from related complications.
Throughout New Jersey, 162,068 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 11,880 have perished from related causes.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 4.3 percent from 31,000 samples taken May 30.
Spot positivity is a snapshot statistic, and the state’s report excludes serology tests, which can confirm the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, but not whether a patient actively has the virus.
Of 6,912 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,616 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,177 are residents and 439 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 74 percent, or 252 of the 339 total deaths in Camden County; 249 were residents and three were staff.
About half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“Thanks to the actions of our residents and the leaders in our communities, we are on a real path to meaningful recovery,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“As we always caution, this progress is fragile, and we all must continue to do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus,” Cappelli said.
“Please continue to wear a mask in public, stay home if you are sick, and follow the guidance of public health experts,” he said.
The latest local residents to die from COVID-19-related complications are:
- a Camden City man in his 70s
- a Cherry Hill man in his 70s
- a Somerdale woman in her 80s
- a Voorhees man in his 70s
The newest local cases are:
- a Bellmawr man and woman in their 60s
- 14 Camden City women, four in their 40s, three each in their 20s and 30s, two in their 60s, a young girl and a teenaged girl; and six men, two teenage boys and two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s and 60s
- eight Cherry Hill women, two each in their 40s, 70s, and 80s, and one each in her 30s and 90s; and six men, two each in their 60s and 80s, and one each in his 20s and 90s
- a Chesilhurst man in his 50s
- a Collingswood man in his 30s
- four Gloucester Township women, three in their 30s and one in her 60s; and a man in his 80s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 20s
- two Pennsauken men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 20s
- a Pine Hill man in his 60s
- a Stratford woman in her 20s
- three Voorhees men, two in their 80s and one in his 40s; a woman in her 30s, and a person of unknown gender in their 70s
- three Winslow Township women, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 50s; and a man in his 50s
- a Woodlynne man in his 30s
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.
Please support NJ Pen with a subscription. Get e-mails, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or try our Direct Dispatch text alerts.