Trace investigations into each case remain ongoing, the county says. Meanwhile, Governor Phil Murphy announced another 2,316 new positive cases in the state, and 21 more deaths.
By Matt Skoufalos | March 29, 2020
Another 25 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in 10 Camden County towns overnight, bringing the local total to 163, including one fatality.
The new cases are:
- a Camden City woman in her 30s
- five Cherry Hill men—one each in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and two in their 50s—and two Cherry Hill woman in their 50s and 90s
- a Collingswood boy
- a Gloucester City man in his 30s
- three Gloucester Township women in their 20s, 40s, and 60s, and a Gloucester Township man in his 60s
- a Lindenwold man in his 30s and a Lindenwold woman in her 50s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 40s
- a Somerdale woman in her 60s
- a Voorhees Township woman in her 60s
- two Winslow Township men in their 30s and 60s, and two Winslow Township women in their 70s
Camden County officials said trace investigations into each case remain ongoing. Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said the rising case rate is related to more widespread testing.
“This uptick does not mean our social distancing efforts aren’t working, but that residents now have more access and opportunity to get tested,” Cappelli said.
However, Camden County still does not have a mass COVID-19 test site. The county government established the infrastructure for mass testing at the Blackwood campus of Camden County College, but doesn’t expect to be able to bring it online for a few weeks due to a lack of test availability.
The only places to get a COVID-19 test in Camden County are through Cooper, Virtua, and Jefferson Health System. To date, tests are only available to symptomatic individuals with prescriptions.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced another 2,316 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state Sunday, bringing the total to 13,386. Another 21 New Jerseyans have died from complications related to the virus for 161 in total. Statewide, 3,020 cases remain under investigation.
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