The weekend report brings the total local caseload to 8,964 infected people and 546 related deaths.
By Matt Skoufalos | August 3, 2020
Another 103 Camden County residents have been infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this weekend, and eight others have lost their lives to the pandemic, according to data from the Camden County government.
All told, 8,964 local people have been sickened by the virus, and 546 have perished from related complications.
The deceased hailed from six Camden County municipalities.
- a Camden City man in his 60s
- two Gloucester Township men in their 70s, and a woman in her 90s
- a Lawnside woman in her 80s
- a Lindenwold woman in her 80s
- a Pennsauken woman in her 60s
- a Waterford man in his 50s
“Our statewide transmission rate is much higher than it has been for several weeks, signaling that this virus is once again beginning to make its way through New Jersey communities at a dangerous rate,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a written statement Monday.
“We have to do everything in our power to stop coronavirus from regaining a foothold in our community,” Cappelli said: “keep wearing a mask, social-distancing, and avoid gatherings with large groups of people.”
Throughout New Jersey, 182,614 people have been sickened by COVID-19, and 13,971 have perished from causes related to the virus; another 1,875 deaths have been deemed to be probably COVID-19-related as well.
LTC cases and deaths
Long-term care (LTC) facilities account for almost half of all deaths in the state and one-fifth of those infected, and new cases are still being discovered there.
Of 8,964 reported local COVID-19 cases, 1,852 (22 percent) have originated in a Camden County LTC facility: 1,340 are residents and 512 are staff.
LTCs are believed to be associated with 58 percent, or 314 of the 538 total deaths in Camden County; 311 were residents and three were staff.
More than half the 56 LTCs in Camden County (30) have experienced at least one case of COVID-19.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, on August 3, Camden County was fifth in the state in new COVID-19 cases, with 18.
The newest local cases (103) are:
- a Bellmawr man in his 40s
- a Berlin Borough woman in her 30s, and man in his 40s
- a Brooklawn man in his 50s
- 17 Camden City women, six in their 20s, three each in their 30s, 50s, and 60s, one each in her 40s and 70s; and 11 men, five in their 40s, two each in their 50s and 60s, one each in his 20s and 70s, and a teenaged boy
- five Cherry Hill women, two in their 20s, and one each in her 30s, 40s, and 60s; and four men, two in their 30s, and one each in his 40s and 60s
- two Collingswood women, one each in her 40s and 50s, a young girl and a teenaged girl; and two men, one each in his 20s and 60s
- three Gibbsboro women, two in their 20s and one in her 50s
- a Gloucester City man in his 20s
- eight Gloucester Township women, three in their 50s, two each in their 20s and 60s, one in her 30s and a teenaged girl; and four men, two in their 40s, one each in his 30s and 60s, and a young boy
- a Haddon Township woman in her 20s, a teenaged girl, and a man in his 70s
- a Lawnside man in his 30s
- four Lindenwold women, two each in their 20s and 60s; and a man in his 50s
- two Merchantville men, one each in his 30s and 50s; and a woman in her 20s
- two Oaklyn women, one each in her 20s and 60s; and a man in his 60s
- four Pennsauken women, two in their 40s, and one each in her 30s and 90s; and two men in their 30s
- a Pine Hill man in his 40s
- a Stratford man in his 30s; a woman in her 50s, two teenaged girls, and a young girl
- three Voorhees men in their 20s; and three women, two in their 40s and one in her 20s
- four Winslow women, two each in their 30s and 50s
The Camden County and New Jersey Health Departments are working to facilitate trace investigations into all cases.
Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.
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