Locally, the pandemic has sickened more than 10,000 Camden County residents and claimed the lives of 568 people.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 4, 2020
Two more Camden County residents have lost their battles with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 95 others have been sickened by the virus since the weekend, according to reports from the Camden County government.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 568 related deaths and 10,013 infected people.
The most recently deceased are a Winslow Township woman in her 90s and a Voorhees woman in her 70s.
In a statement, Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli urged younger residents to remain vigilant in defending themselves against the virus.
“Recent reports suggest that the long-term implications of contracting coronavirus are more dire for young people than previously thought,” Cappelli said.
“Months-long illness and permanent damage to internal organs are possible, and we can’t know what effects will manifest in 10 or 20 years,” he said.
“This is why everyone, regardless of age, needs to take this seriously, do their part to stop the spread, and protect themselves.”
Throughout New Jersey, 194,667 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,213 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 10,013 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,976 (20 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,397 are residents and 579 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 57 percent, or 321 of the 568 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 8, Camden County was tied with Essex and Union Counties for seventh in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 21.
The newest local cases since this weekend (95) are:
- an Audubon woman in her 20s
- a Barrington teenaged girl, and man in his 30s
- a Bellmawr woman in her 20s
- a Berlin Borough woman in her 20s
- a Berlin Township man in his 20s, and woman in her 40s
- 13 Camden City women, six in their 60s, four in their 40s, one each in her 20s, 50s, and 70s, and two teenaged girls; and four men, two in their 20s and one each in his 30s and 60s
- seven Cherry Hill women, four in their 20s, two in their 50s, one in her 40s, and a teenaged girl; and four men, three in their 20s, one in his 30s, and two teenaged boys
- two Clementon women, one each in her 20s and 30s
- a Collingswood woman in her 20s
- a Gibbsboro teenaged boy
- two Gloucester City men in their 20s, and a teenaged girl
- four Gloucester Township teenaged girls, and four women, one each in her 20s, 40s, 50s, and 60s; and four men, two in their 20s, one each in his 40s and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- two Haddon Heights men in their 20s, and a woman in her 20s
- two Haddonfield men, one each in his 20s and 30s; and a woman in her 40s
- two Lawnside women, one each in her 40s and 50s; and a man in his 30s
- three Lindenwold women, two in their 20s and one in her 40s; and two men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Pennsauken women, one each in her 30s and 40s; and a man in his 50s
- a Pine Hill young girl
- a Stratford woman in her 20s
- two Voorhees teenaged girls, and a woman in her 40s; and two teenaged boys, and a man in his 70s
- a Waterford teenaged boy, and man in his 40s
- four Winslow women, two in their 20s, one each in her 30s and 40s, and two teenaged girls; a teenaged boy, and man in his 20s
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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