The county announced 78 new COVID-19 cases, as the local death toll hit 258 lives lost.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 15, 2020
Another 78 Camden County residents have been sickened by novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Friday, bringing the local caseload to 5,442 patients.
Throughout New Jersey, 143,905 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 10,138 have perished from related causes.
Nine of them were Camden County residents, as the local death toll climbed to 258 fatalities.
The deceased are:
- two Camden City men, one each in his 70s and 80s
- a Pennsauken man in his 60s, and woman in her 90s
- a Runnemede man in his 60s
- three Voorhees Township women, two in their 90s and one in her 80s; and a man in his 70s
Of 5,442 local COVID-19 cases, 1,142 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 21 percent.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 191 of 258 total local deaths, or 74 percent. About half of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“We are hopeful that this week marks a turning point in this crisis, however, we must all recognize that this progress can only be sustained if we continue to take social distancing and other guidelines seriously,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“If you plan to make a curbside purchase, make sure you are wearing a face covering, and limit your interaction with staff,” Cappelli said.
“If you are planning to go to the shore over the coming holiday weekend, make sure you follow the restrictions put in place and expect a limited number of visitors allowed on the beach,” he said.
“We must continue to be vigilant in order to prevent a rebound in cases.”
The newest local cases are:
- a Berlin Township man in his 20s
- nine Camden City women, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 60s, one each in her 40s and 50s, and a teenaged girl; and nine men, two each in their 30s, 50s, and 60s, one in his 40s, a teenaged boy, and a boy younger than 10
- eight Cherry Hill Township women, three in their 90s, two each in their 60s and 70s, and one in her 40s; and three men, two in their 70s and one in his 40s
- a Collingswood woman in her 60s
- six Gloucester Township women, four in their 40s and two in their 70s; and three men, one each in his 40s, 60s, and 70s
- a Haddon Township man in his 60s, and woman in her 70s
- two Haddonfield women, one each in her 40s and 90s
- four Lindenwold women, two each in their 30s and 40s; and three men, one each in his 30s and 40s, and a boy
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 50s
- three Pennsauken Township women, one each in her 20s and 60s, and one of unknown age; and two men, one each in his 40s and 80s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 30s
- a Somerdale man in his 80s
- nine Voorhees Township women, two each in their 70s and 80s, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 90s, and two of unknown age; and a man in his 40s
- five Winslow Township men, two in their 60s, one each in his 40s and 80s, and a teenaged boy; and four women, three in their 60s and one in her 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.
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