In Camden County, 3,629 people have tested positive for the virus, which is connected to 189 local deaths.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 5, 2020
Another three Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Tuesday, bringing the local death toll to 189 during the pandemic.
The deceased—a Cherry Hill woman in her 80s, a Voorhees woman in her 90s, and a Winslow man in his 60s—were among 334 more New Jerseyans to have lost their lives to COVID-19-related causes, as the statewide total climbed to 8,244 deaths.
Of the 3,629 local cases, 871 have originated in a Camden County long-term care (LTC) facility, or 24 percent. LTCs are believed to be associated with 136 of 189 total local deaths, or 72 percent.
“It does not get any easier to make these announcements day after day,” said Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“The only way we can move into the next phase of recovery is to increase our testing capacity as much as possible, and partner it with a robust tracing operation,” Cappelli said.
Another 87 Camden County residents also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the local total to 3,629 cases.
The newest local cases are:
- an Audubon woman in her 50s, and man in his 50s
- an Audubon Park man in his 50s
- a Bellmawr man in his 20s, and woman in her 50s
- a Berlin Township woman in her 50s
- a Brooklawn man in his 40s
- 14 Camden City men, three each in their 60s and 70s, two in their 30s, one each in his 20s, 40s, 50s, and 90s, and two teenaged boys; and 13 women, four in their 80s, two each in their 30s, 50s, and 70s, one in her 60s, and two teenage girls
- nine Cherry Hill Township women, two in their 30s, one each in her 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 80s, a teenaged girl, and a woman of unknown age; and three men, one each in his 80s and 90s, and a teenaged boy
- a Clementon woman in her 20s, and man in his 60s
- a Collingswood woman in her 40s
- a Gloucester City man in his 30s, and woman in her 30s
- four Gloucester Township women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 60s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 70s
- five Lindenwold women, two in their 30s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, and 70s; and three men, one each in his 30s, 40s, and 50s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 60s
- four Pennsauken women, two each in their 20s and 30s; and two men, one each in his 30s and 60s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 30s, and man in his 50s
- a Somerdale man in his 50s
- a Stratford woman in her 40s
- two Voorhees Township men in their 50s, and a woman in her 20s
- a Waterford Township woman in her 20s
- four Winslow Township men, two in their 30s, and one each in his 20s and 60s; and three women, one each in her 20s, 60s, and 80s
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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