Coronavirus Update: Four New Cases in Camden County, Eight in Total


Travel history wasn’t a factor in at least two of the new cases. Those affected range in ages from 40s to 60s. Three are from Cherry Hill, one from Pine Hill.

By Matt Skoufalos | March 18, 2020

Four new presumed positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced in Camden County, bringing the local total to eight.

Three are men from Cherry Hill, aged 40s to 50s. All are self-isolating at home, and have had “no community exposure,” according to a statement from the Camden County Health Department.

Two have no travel history, and only have been exposed to family members.

The fourth new case is the most recent: a woman in her 60s from Pine Hill. She is being treated at an area hospital and the investigation into her case is just starting.

NJ DOH COVID-19 Dashboard – 3-18-20. Credit: NJPEN.

Investigations to trace all four cases are ongoing.

“As we have with our first three cases, we are continuing to work with the New Jersey Department of Health to identify individuals who may have been in contact with anyone confirmed of having contracted the illness,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.

He urged residents to treat the threat of COVID-19 “extremely seriously,” and urged people to remain at home as much as possible, avoiding contact with others.

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