Locally, the pandemic has infected 9,918 Camden County residents and claimed the lives of 566 people.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 4, 2020
Two more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 108 others have been sickened by the virus this week, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 566 related deaths and 9,918 infected people.
The most recently deceased are a Camden City woman in her 30s and a Gloucester Township man in his 70s.
In a statement, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli urged residents not to let their collective guard down over the holiday weekend.
“While we all want to be with our families and friends, please celebrate responsibly and do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 this Labor Day,” Cappelli said. “Avoid large parties, wear a mask when in public, and always maintain social distancing.”
Throughout New Jersey, 193,422 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,195 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,780 probable COVID-19-related deaths.
LTC cases and deaths
Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for almost half of all deaths in the state and one-fifth of those infected, and new cases are still being discovered there.
Of 9,918 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,965 (20 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,397 are residents and 568 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 57 percent, or 321 of the 566 total deaths in Camden County; 318 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (34) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on September 4, Camden County was seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 33.
The newest local cases this week (108) are:
- an Audubon teenaged girl
- a Berlin Borough woman in her 60s
- 11 Camden City women, four in their 30s, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s and 60s, and a young girl; and eight men, three each in their 20s and 30s, one each in his 40s and 70s, and a young boy
- seven Cherry Hill men, two each in his 20s, 30s, and 40s, one in his 70s, five teenaged boys, and a young boy; and 11 women, five in their 20s, two in their 30s, one each in her 40s, 60s, 70s, and 90s, and two teenaged girls
- a Collingswood teenaged girl and woman in her 20s
- three Gloucester City men, two in their 30s, one in his 20s, and a teenaged boy; and two women, one each in her 20s and 30s, and a teenaged girl
- two Gloucester Township men, one each in his 20s and 80s
- three Haddon Heights teenaged girls, and two women, one each in her 20s and 30s; and a man in his 20s
- a Haddon Township teenaged girl
- three Haddonfield men, two in their 20s and one in his 30s, and a teenaged boy; a teenaged girl and woman in her 20s
- a Lawnside man in his 30s
- four Lindenwold women, two in their 40s and one each in her 20s and 60s
- a Magnolia man in his 30s
- two Merchantville women in their 20s
- three Pennsauken men, two in their 30s and one in his 20s; and a woman in her 30s
- a Runnemede man in his 20s
- eight Voorhees women, two each in their 20s and 60s, and one each in her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 70s; and
- four men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 40s, and 60s, and a teenaged boy
- a Waterford teenaged girl and boy
- three Winslow men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 60s, and a teenaged boy; and three women, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 50s
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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