In Camden County, 6,429 residents now have been infected by the virus, and 313 have died from related complications.
By Matt Skoufalos | May 27, 2020
Another nine Camden County residents have died of complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 54 others have been sickened by the virus, the Camden County government reported Wednesday.
Locally, 6,429 residents have been infected with COVID-19 and 313 have died from related complications.
Throughout New Jersey, 156,628 people have been sickened by COVID-19 and 11,339 have perished from related causes.
COVID-19 cases are doubling at least every 30 days throughout all of New Jersey, save Salem County, which stands at a 24-day doubling rate. The statewide average of COVID-19 spot positivity testing stood at 7 percent May 23.
Spot positivity is a snapshot statistic, and the state’s report excludes serology tests, which can confirm the presence of COVID-19 antibodies but not whether a patient actively has the virus.
According to the state health dashboard, on May 27, Camden County was third among all New Jersey counties in new cases of COVID-19, with 72.
Of 6,429 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,450 (23 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,092 are residents and 358 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 74 percent, or 232 of the 313 total deaths in Camden County; 230 were residents and two were staff.
“We are continuing to see improvements in our overall growth rate, and the county’s doubling rate has stayed above 30 days for several weeks,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.
“These encouraging developments are due entirely to the hard work and dedication of our residents,” Cappelli said.
“If we continue to social-distance, wear a mask, and avoid crowded spaces, we will continue to see the number of new cases in Camden County decrease,” he said.
The latest local residents to die from COVID-19-related complications are:
- two Cherry Hill women, one each in her 60s and 80s
- a Chesilhurst man in his 70s
- a Collingswood man in his 80s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 90s
- a Laurel Springs man in his 60s
- a Lindenwold man in his 70s
- two Voorhees Township women in their 80s
The newest local cases are:
- 15 Camden City women, five in their 20s, three each in their 30s and 60s, a teenaged girl, and one each in her 40s, 50s, and 70s; and 15 men, four in their 20s, three each in their 40s and 60s, two each in their 30s and 50s, and one in his 80s
- a Cherry Hill man in his 30s and a teenaged boy; and a woman in her 40s
- two Collingswood men in their 40s and a woman in her 30s
- a Gloucester City woman in her 20s
- two Gloucester Township women in their 80s and a man in his 60s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 50s
- two Merchantville women, one each in her 60s and 80s
- four Pennsauken women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s and 80s; and three men, one each in his 30s and 40s, and a teenaged boy
- four Winslow Township women, two each in their 20s and 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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