Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli said the new cases are attributable to community spread of the virus and more widely available testing.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 4, 2020
Another 95 Camden County residents in 20 different municipalities have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County government reported Saturday.
That brings the local caseload to 504 and 10 deaths.
The surge in cases is beginning statewide, as North Jersey hospitals continue to divert patients due to a lack of capacity or staff, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli reported Saturday afternoon.
The new local cases are:
- a Berlin Borough man in his 40s
- nine Camden City men, two each in their 20s, 40s, 50s, and 70s, and one in his teens; and three women in their 10s, 40s, and 70s
- 11 Cherry Hill women, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s, 60s, and 70s, and one each in her teens and 40s; and eight men, three in their 50s, two in their 70s, and one each in his teens, 40s, and 60s
- three Collingswood men, two each in their 40s and one in his 50s; and one woman in her 40s
- a Gloucester City man and woman, both in their 30s
- 10 Gloucester Township men, four in their 50s, two in their 20s, and one each in his teens, 30s, 40s, and 70s; and three women, each in her 30s, 40s, and 50s
- two Haddon Township women, one each in her 30s and 40s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 30s
- two Haddonfield men, one each in his 40s and 50s
- two Lawnside women, one each in her 30s and 70s
- four Lindenwold men, three in their 50s and one in his 60s; and two women, one each in her 20s and 60s
- a Magnolia woman in her 20s
- a Merchantville woman in her 50s
- three Pennsauken women, one each in her 30s, 40s, and 70s, and one man in his 50s
- a Pine Hill woman in her 50s
- a Somerdale man in his 40s
- a Stratford woman in her 50s
- four Voorhees women, two in their 60s and one each in her 40s and 80s; and three men, two in their 20s and one in his 60s
- two Waterford Township men, one each in his 40s and 70s
- seven Winslow men, three in their 50s, two in their 70s, one in his 30s, and one in his 60s; three women, two in their 20s and one in her 40s, and one 20-year-old of indeterminate gender
- a Woodlynne man in his 30s
The Camden County Health Department is tracing close contacts of all cases.
Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli chalked up the new cases to increased testing and community spread of the virus.
“…We must continue to make our personal sacrifices, we must continue to stay home, and we must support the essential personnel out on the front lines keeping us safe, working in our hospitals, and ensuring we still have a robust supply chain,” Cappelli said in a statement.
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