Since Tuesday, 175 more Camden County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, for a total of 11,091. Locally, the pandemic has claimed 559 lives.
By Matt Skoufalos | October 9, 2020
Since Tuesday, 175 more Camden County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to reports from the county government.
“This is the most cases and the highest seven-day average of cases we have seen since late July,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a written statement Friday.
That brings the local impact of the pandemic to 11,091 infected residents and 559 related deaths.
The uptick in the local case rate reflects a general increase throughout the state. In Thursday’s briefing, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said health officials are “anticipating a second wave” of new cases of the virus—a wave, she said, that “has the potential to become a surge.”
Cappelli admonished residents to limit their potential exposures now.
“We do not know if this is the start of a second wave, a larger spike, or merely a momentary increase in cases,” he said; “however, these sudden shifts underscore the volatility of the crisis we are navigating.
“Wear a mask, social-distance, and do everything in your power to protect your circle so we can get back to normal,” he said.
Throughout New Jersey, 212,013 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 14,376 have perished from causes related to the virus. In addition to those lab-confirmed fatalities, the state also recognizes another 1,787 probable COVID-19-related deaths.
LTC cases and deaths
Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for half of all deaths in the state and almost one-fifth of those infected, and new cases continue to occur there.
Of 11,091 reported local COVID-19 cases, 2,109 (19 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,496 are residents and 613 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 59 percent, or 332 of the 559 total deaths in Camden County; 329 were residents and three were staff.
At this time, more than 80 percent of the 56 LTCs in Camden County (46) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on October 9, Camden County was fifth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 71.
The newest local cases (175) are:
- an Audubon man and woman in their 50s
- a Barrington man in his 60s
- a Bellmawr teenaged boy, and man in his 40s
- three Berlin Borough men, one each in his 20s, 30s, and 60s, and a teenaged boy; and three women, two in their 20s, and one in her 60s
- 22 Camden City women, seven each in their 20s and 40s, three each in their 30s and 50s, one each in her 70s and 80s, and three teenaged girls; 14 men, three each in their 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, one each in his 20s and 40s, four teenaged boys, three young boys; and a person of unknown gender in their 20s
- eight Cherry Hill men, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 50s, one each in his 40s and 60s, two young boys, and two teenaged boys; five women, two in their 50s, one each in her 30s, 80s, and 90s, and a young girl
- three Collingswood men, two in their 30s, and one in his 50s; and a woman in her 20s
- a Gibbsboro man in his 30s
- two Gloucester City women, one each in her 20s and 50s
- nine Gloucester Township men, three in their 20s, two each in their 40s and 50s, one each in his 30s and 80s, and a teenaged boy; four women, two in their 50s, one each in her 20s and 40s, and a teenaged girl
- two Haddon Township men, one each in his 20s and 40s; and a woman in her 30s
- a Haddonfield woman in her 20s
- a Lawnside man in his 20s
- three Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s, 40s, and 80s; and three men, two in their 40s, and one in his 70s
- two Mount Ephraim women, one each in her 20s and 40s; and a man in his 30s
- an Oaklyn woman in her 40s, and man in his 60s
- 11 Pennsauken women, five in their 40s, two each in their 20s, 30s, and 70s, and a teenaged girl; and five men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s
- two Pine Hill women in their 20s
- a Runnemede young girl
- a Somerdale woman in her 50s
- 11 Voorhees men, five in their 70s, two in their 80s, one each in his 30s, 50s, 60s, and 90s, and three teenaged boys; nine women, six in their 80s, one each in her 50s, 70s, and 90s, and a teenaged girl
- two Waterford women, one each in her 50s and 60s; and a man in his 60s
- five Winslow women, two in their 30s, and one each in her 20s, 40s, and 60s; four men, one each in his 20s, 30s, 50s, and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- a Woodlynne teenaged girl, and woman in her 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Department are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
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