Locally, 11,413 residents have been infected by the virus and 562 have died from related complications. The latest to pass are residents of Haddon Township, Voorhees, and Winslow.
By Matt Skoufalos | October 16, 2020
Three more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 54 others have tested positive for the virus, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 11,413 infected residents and 562 related deaths.
The recently deceased are a Haddon Township man in his 80s, a Voorhees woman in her 80s, and a Winslow man in his 60s.
Noting the spike in cases both locally and worldwide,Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli once again urged residents to exercise precautions when gathering indoors, echoing a message from New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli Thursday.
“Public health experts have linked the rise at least in part to the increasing number of small gatherings indoors,” Cappelli said.
“I know it is not easy to go without seeing friends and family for extended periods of time, but we have to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19,” he said.
“Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and take all necessary steps to minimize the chance you could spread or contract this virus.”
Throughout New Jersey, 216,994 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,408 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.
LTC cases and deaths
Long-term care (LTC) fatalities account for half of all deaths in the state and almost one-fifth of those infected, and new cases continue to occur there.
Of 11,413 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,143 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,516 are residents and 627 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 60 percent, or 335 of the 562 total deaths in Camden County: 332 were residents and three were staff.
At this time, 88 percent of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (49) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on October 15, Camden County was eighth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 56.
The newest local cases (54) are:
- a Bellmawr teenaged girl, and woman in her 30s
- nine Camden City women, four in their 20s, two in their 40s, and one each in her 30s, 50s, and 70s; three men, one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s, and two teenaged boys
- a Cherry Hill teenaged boy, and woman in her 30s
- a Collingswood man in his 40s
- five Gloucester Township women, three in their 30s, and one each in her 20s and 90s; and a man in his 30s
- a Haddon Heights man in his 20s
- a Haddon Township man in his 70s
- three Haddonfield men, one each in his 30s, 50s, and 70s
- a Laurel Springs man in his 30s
- five Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s
- a Merchantville man in his 40s
- two Pennsauken men, one each in his 50s and 60s; and a woman in her 50s
- a Somerdale man in his 30s
- three Voorhees women, one each in her 70s, 80s, and 90s; and two men, one each in his 50s and 70s
- a Waterford man in his 40s
- three Winslow women, two in their 50s, one in her 20s, and a teenaged girl; and two men, one each in his 40s and 60s
- a Woodlynne woman in her 30s
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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