In Camden County, 6,529 residents now have been infected by the virus, and 320 residents have died from related complications.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 28, 2020
Another seven Camden County residents have died of complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 100 others have been sickened by the virus, the Camden County government reported Thursday.
Locally, 6,529 residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 320 have died from related complications.
Throughout New Jersey, 157,815 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 11,401 have perished from related causes.
COVID-19 cases are doubling at least every 30 days throughout all of New Jersey, save Salem County, which stands at a 22-day doubling rate. The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 6 percent May 24.
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.
According to the state health dashboard, on May 28, Camden County was sixth among all New Jersey counties in new cases of COVID-19, with 67.
Of 6,429 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,465 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,098 are residents and 367 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 74 percent, or 236 of the 320 total deaths in Camden County; 233 were residents and three were staff.
About half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“In the past 24 hours, the country has reached a tragic milestone in having lost more than 100,000 Americans to this insidious virus,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“Today, our thoughts and prayers are not only with those in our community, but with the families and friends of victims across the United States,” Cappelli said.
“As a nation, we will get through this crisis, but the families who have experienced a loss due to coronavirus can never be made whole again,” he said.
“It is my sincere hope that we are past the worst of this pandemic, and that another family will not have to face the pain of losing someone they love.
“As we move forward, please continue to social-distance, wear a face cover or mask, and practice good hand hygiene,” Cappelli said. “This is the only way we can save lives and prevent future tragedies.”
The latest local residents to die from COVID-19-related complications are:
- a Camden City man in his 50s
- a Cherry Hill woman in her 50s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 90s
- two Voorhees men, one each in his 70s and 80s
- a Winslow woman in her 70s and man in his 70s
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon man in his 30s and woman in her 70s
- a Barrington woman in her 30s and man in his 30s
- a Bellmawr man in his 60s and woman in her 60s
- a Berlin Township man in his 20s
- a Brooklawn woman in her 50s
- 14 Camden City women, four in their 20s, three each in their 30s and 60s, two in their 40s, and one each in her 50s and 70s; and nine men, three in their 50s, two in their 30s, a young boy, and one each in his 20s, 40s, and 70s
- four Cherry Hill women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 60s, and 70s; and four men, two in their 60s and one each in his 40s and 70s
- a Clementon man in his 30s and woman in her 60s
- two Collingswood women in their 60s
- a Gloucester City woman in her 40s
- nine Gloucester Township men, two each in their 30s, 50s and 70s, and one each in his 40s, 60s and 80s; and eight women, three each in their 40s and 70s, and one each in her 20s and 50s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 80s
- two Haddonfield men, one each in his 30s and 70s; and a woman in her 80s
- two Lindenwold men, one each in his 20s and 50s; and two women, one each in her 40s and 70s
- a teenaged boy from Magnolia
- three Pennsauken Township men, one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s; and two women, one each in her 20s and 30s
- three Pine Hill women, one each in her 30s, 50s, and 70s
- a Runnemede woman in her 30s
- a Somerdale woman in her 20s and man in his 30s
- a Stratford man in his 50s and woman in her 50s
- nine Voorhees Township women, six in their 80s, a teenage girl, and one each in her 30s and 40s; and a man in his 80s
- three Winslow women, one each in her 50s and 60s, and a teenage girl; a young man and two men, one each in his 30s and 40s
- 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.
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