In Camden County, 6,853 residents now have been infected by the virus, and 339 residents have died from related complications.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 2, 2020
Another seven Camden County residents have died of complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 52 others have been sickened by the virus over the weekend, the Camden County government reported Tuesday.
Locally, 6,853 residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 339 have died from related complications.
Throughout New Jersey, 161,545 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 11,721 have perished from related causes.
The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 3.6 percent May 29; in South Jersey, it’s slightly higher, at 5 percent.
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 June 2, Camden County led all New Jersey counties in new cases of COVID-19, with 61.
Of 6,853 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,596 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,170 are residents and 426 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 74 percent, or 247 of the 339 total deaths in Camden County; 244 were residents and three were staff.
About half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (27) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
“Our overall cases continue to grow at a much lower rate than we saw just a few weeks ago,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“The residents of Camden County have been incredible in their fight against coronavirus,” Cappelli said.
“With the governor’s announcement that the state will be reopening more of our economy in coming weeks, we must all continue to proactively fight the spread of COVID-19 while outside of our homes,” he said.
“If we continue to socially distance, wear a mask in public, and practice good hand hygiene, we will beat this virus and save lives in the process,” Cappelli said.
The latest local residents to die from COVID-19-related complications are:
- a Camden City man in his 60s
- a Cherry Hill woman in her 60s and man in his 70s
- a Gloucester Township woman in her 80s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 80s
- a Pennsauken woman in her 90s
- a Winslow Township man in his 80s
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 40s
- an Audubon Park man in his 20s
- a Barrington woman in her 50s
- two Bellmawr men, one each in his 30s and 60s
- two Berlin women in their 40s
- seven Camden City men, two each in their 20s, 50s and 70s, and one in his 30s; and four women, a young girl and one each in her 20s, 40s and 60s
- four Cherry Hill women, one each in her 20s, 50s, 60s, and 80s; and four men, two in their 60s, and one each in his 20s and 30s
- a Chesilhurst woman in her 30s
- a Clementon woman in her 30s
- two Collingswood men, one each in his 20s and 70s
- a Gloucester City teenaged girl
- four Gloucester Township women, a teenage girl and one each in her 20s, 40s, and 60s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 30s and 40s
- a Haddon Township woman in her 40s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 20s
- two Pennsauken Township women, one each in her 20s and 70s
- a Pine Hill person of unknown age and gender
- a Runnemede man in his 50s
- two Voorhees Township women, one in her 30s and one of unknown age; and a man in his 60s
- three Winslow Township women, two in their 50s and one in her 60s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 60s
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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