Camden County: Four More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 86 New Infections


Locally, 11,777 residents have been infected by the virus and 566 have died from related complications. The latest to pass are residents of Cherry Hill, Runnemede, and Voorhees.

By Matt Skoufalos | October 21, 2020

NJDOH COVID-19 Dashboard – 10-21-20. Credit: NJDOH.

Four more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 86 others have tested positive for the virus since Monday, according to reports from the Camden County government.

That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 11,777 infected residents and 566 related deaths.

The recently deceased are a Cherry Hill man in his 60s, a Runnemede woman in her 70s, and a Voorhees man and woman in their 90s.

“We are continuing to see the number of new cases steadily rise,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli in a written statement Wednesday.

“Thirteen days this month have already seen daily totals greater than 50 after we had a single-day total that high just once throughout all of September,” he said.

Cappelli acknowledged that the ability to see reliable daily case data allows a faster response to the current surge.

“We can flatten the curve again,” he said, “but we need everyone to refrain from hosting or attending indoor gatherings, wear your mask whenever you are around others, and work with our contact tracing team when they call.”

Throughout New Jersey, 223,223 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,456 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,789 probable COVID-19-related deaths.

At the Camden County Office of Emergency Management, Cherry Hill Fire Chief Chris Callan oversees a delivery of personal protective gear for long-term care sites. Credit: Rich Ratner.

LTC cases and deaths

Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for half of all deaths in the state and almost one-fifth of those infected, and new cases continue to occur there.

Of 11,777 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,173 (18 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,533 are residents and 640 are staff.

LTCs are believed to be associated with 60 percent, or 339 of the 566 total deaths in Camden County: 336 were residents and three were staff.

At this time, 50 of the 56 LTCs in Camden County have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.

New cases

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on October 21, Camden County was eighth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 55.

The newest local cases (86) are:

  • two Audubon women, one each in her 50s and 70s
  • an Audubon Park man in his 50s
  • a Barrington woman in her 30s
  • a Bellmawr man and woman in their 20s
  • a Berlin Borough teenaged boy
  • a Berlin Township teenaged girl
  • eight Camden City women, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and one each in her 50s and 60s; and six men, two each in their 40s and 50s, one each in his 30s and 60s, and a young boy
  • five Cherry Hill women, two each in their 20s and 40s, one in her 60s, and two young girls; and four men, three in their 60s, and one in his 50s
  • a Gloucester City man in his 70s
  • five Gloucester Township men, three in their 30s, and two in their 20s; and five women, two each in their 30s and 60s, and one in her 40s
  • a Haddon Heights man in his 50s
  • two Haddon Township women, one each in her 20s and 60s
  • a Haddonfield woman in her 50s
  • a Laurel Springs woman in her 40s
  • four Lindenwold women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 50s; and three men, one each in his 30s, 50s, and 60s
  • a Mount Ephraim man in his 60s
  • three Pennsauken women, two in their 30s, and one in her 50s, and two teenaged girls; and three men, two in their 40s, one in his 50s, and a teenaged boy
  • three Pine Hill men, one each in his 30s, 60s, and 70s; and a woman in her 30s
  • two Runnemede men, one each in his 30s and 60s
  • a Stratford man in his 40s
  • three Voorhees men, two in their 50s, and one in his 30s; and two women, one each in her 40s and 90s
  • a Waterford teenaged boy
  • four Winslow men, two each in their 20s and 70s; and a teenaged girl, and woman in her 20s


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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