In total, 559 local people have died in the pandemic, and 10,764 have been infected by the virus.
By Matt Skoufalos | October 3, 2020
Six more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 128 others have tested positive for the virus since Tuesday, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 10,764 infected residents and 559 related deaths.
“Today has been a stark reminder that this pandemic is not over, the fight against this virus has not been won, and each of us still faces tremendous risks,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a written statement Friday.
“We cannot let our guards down, and we must continue to take all precautions to protect ourselves and one another,” he said. “Wear a mask, social-distance, and work with our contact tracing team if they call.”
Throughout New Jersey, 207,576 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,348 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,787 probable COVID-19-related deaths, revised down from 1,791 previously reported.
The most recently deceased are:
- a Camden City man in his 40s
- a Cherry Hill man in his 70s, and woman in her 90s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 70s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 60s
- a Voorhees woman in her 70s
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 10,764 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,055 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,448 are residents and 607 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 59 percent, or 330 of the 559 total deaths in Camden County; 327 were residents and three were staff.
At this time, more than two-thirds of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (43) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on October 3, Camden County was seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 55.
The newest local cases (128) are:
- an Audubon teenaged boy
- two Barrington men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 80s
- two Bellmawr teenaged boys, and a woman in her 20s
- two Berlin Borough men, one each in his 60s and 80s; and two women in their 80s
- a Berlin Township man in his 30s
- 11 Camden City men, four in their 50s, three in their 60s, two in their 30s, and one each in their 20s and 40s; nine women, three each in their 40s and 50s, two in their 20s, one in her 30s, three teenaged girls, and a young girl
- 12 Cherry Hill men, four each in their 20s and 50s, two in their 30s, and one each in his 40s and 70s; five women, two in their 40s, one each in her 20s, 30s, and 50s, two young girls, and a teenaged girl
- a Clementon man in his 40s
- three Collingswood men, two in their 20s and one in his 30s; and two women, one each in her 50s and 60s
- six Gloucester Township women, three in their 40s, and one each in her 30s, 50s, and 60s; three teenaged boys, and two men, one each in his 20s and 60s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 50s
- a Haddon Township teenaged boy, man in his 60s, and woman in her 20s
- a Haddonfield teenaged boy, and a man and woman in their 20s
- two Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s and 30s; and a man in his 50s
- a Magnolia woman in her 30s
- an Oaklyn teenaged girl
- five Pennsauken men, three in their 30s, one each in his 20s and 50s, and a teenaged boy; and five women, two each in their 30s and 40s, and one in her 20s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 50s
- two Runnemede women, one each in her 60s and 70s; and a man in his 70s
- two Stratford women, one each in her 30s and 50s
- 10 Voorhees women, three in their 80s, two each in their 40s and 90s, and one each in her 20s, 30s, and
- 70s; and seven men, two in their 20s, and one each in his 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s, and 80s
- a Waterford teenaged girl, and man in his 60s
- four Winslow women, two in their 70s, one each in her 20s and 60s, and a teenaged girl; a teenaged boy and man in his 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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