Coronavirus Update: 48 New Local Cases, 350 Total; 73 Residents Tested at Camden County Site


The hospitalization rate among positive COVID-19 cases fell to less than 10 percent, the Camden County government reports.

By Matt Skoufalos | April 2, 2020

NJ COVID-19 Dashboard. 4-2-20. Credit: NJ Pen.

Another 48 Camden County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the local case total to 350, according to a statement from the Camden County government.

Eight county residents have perished from complications related to the virus.

No new deaths were announced Thursday, and the county government said the local hospitalization rate fell to less than 10 percent, or fewer than 35 cases.

That’s better news than people elsewhere in New Jersey got on a day when another 182 residents lost their lives to complications from the virus, bringing the statewide total to 537 deaths.

The new local cases are:

  • an Audubon male in his 40s
  • a Barrington woman in her 20s
  • two Bellmawr men, one in his 30s and one in his 80s
  • seven Camden City women, three in their 20s, two in their 30s, and two in their 50s; and three men in their 30s, 40s, and 60s
  • six Cherry Hill men, two each in their 40s and 50s, and one each in his 30s and 80s; and a woman in her 60s
  • a Collingswood woman in her 50s
  • a Gloucester City woman in her 60s
  • three Gloucester Township women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 60s
  • three Lindenwold women two in their 60s and one in her 30s
  • a Merchantville woman in her 40s
  • three Pennsauken men, two in their 60s and one in his 40s; and two women in their 60s and 80s
  • a Pine Hill woman in her 30s
  • a Runnemede man in his 70s
  • a Somerdale woman in her 50s
  • a Voorhees woman in her 40s
  • four Winslow Township men, two in their 40s and one each in his 50s and 60s; and three women, two in their 60s and one in her 50s


“Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients, and remain ongoing,” the county government said in a statement. “The county Health Department is currently working with the New Jersey Department of Health to trace close contacts of these newest cases.”

On Thursday, 73 residents were also screened for COVID-19 in the second day of mass testing at the county site in Cooper’s Poynt Park in Camden City.


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