Five More Camden County COVID-19 Deaths, 97 New Cases as Statewide Count Approaches 45,000


Five more local people have died from complications related to the virus, and another 97 have been confirmed to have contracted it. The county now has suffered 780 cases and 23 deaths during the pandemic.

By Matt Skoufalos | April 7, 2020

NJ COVID-19 Dashboard – April 7, 2020. Credit: NJ DOH.

Another five Camden County residents have perished from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 97 more have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, the county government announced Tuesday.

To date, 780 locals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Camden County, and 23 residents have died.

The most recent among them are: a Camden City man in his 50s, two Cherry Hill men, one each in his 70s and 90s; a Gloucester City man in his 80s; and a Gloucester Township woman in her 60s.

In a statement, Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said he believes the uptick in new case counts is “directly related to the expansion of testing sites.”

He urged residents “to keep doubling down on our social distancing and lock all windows and doors when it comes to mitigation” as new cases of the virus double every six days.

“For many of us, these coming weeks represent the toughest challenge we have faced in our lifetimes, as we reach the expected peak of the virus’ activity in the United States,” Cappelli said.

“If we continue to stay home, maintain appropriate social distance, and follow the advice of medical professionals and experts, we will defeat this virus, and we will overcome this unprecedented obstacle together,” he said.

Statewide, New Jersey logged the highest single-day death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic, with 232 lives lost and another 3,361 positive cases of the virus.

On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy also ordered state parks closed to heighten the impact of social distancing, waived graduation requirements for high-school seniors, and renewed the state of emergency order for another 30 days.

The new local cases are:

  • a Barrington man in his 60s
  • a Bellmawr man and woman, both in their 60s
  • two Berlin Borough women in their 50s and 90s and a man in his 60s
  • 12 Camden City women, four in their 50s, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, and one each in their 40s, 70s, and 80s; and 10 men, three in their 30s, two each in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and one in his 70s
  • seven Cherry Hill men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s, and 80s; two women in their 80s, and one in her 60s
  • a Chesilhurst woman in her 30s
  • a Clementon man in his 50s
  • two Collingswood men in their 30s and 40s, and a woman in her 40s
  • a Gloucester City woman in her 30s
  • five Gloucester Township women, two in their 60s and one each in her teens, 50s, and 70s; and four men, two in their 30s and one each in his 40s and 50s
  • a Haddon Township woman in her 50s and man in his 80s
  • a Haddonfield man in his 30s
  • three Lindenwold men, two in their 20s and one in his 50s; and a woman in her 40s
  • three Pennsauken women, one each in her teens, 20s, and 70s; and three men, one each in his 30s, 40s, and 50s
  • a Pine Hill woman in her 50s
  • two Runnemede women in their 30s and 40s
  • a Somerdale man in his 30s
  • a Stratford man in his teens
  • 13 Voorhees women, 10 in their 80s, two in their 70s, and one in her 30s; and seven men, two each in their 30s, 60s, and 80s, and one in his 70s
  • five Winslow men, four in their 50s and one in his 70s
  • a Woodlynne woman in her 50s

Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing, the county government said.

Here’s our ongoing chart of the local impact of the virus.



Read our ongoing round-up of COVID-19 coverage here.

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