Camden County entered the week with 29 reported deaths related to novel coronavirus; since Monday, that figure has doubled with the deaths of four more senior women.
By Matt Skoufalos | April 16, 2020
Four more Camden County residents have perished from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and 150 more residents have been stricken with the virus.
The new cases bring the local total to 1,722 confirmed positive cases and 58 COVID-19-related deaths, the Camden County Government reported Thursday.
The latest to pass were two Voorhees women in their 80s and 90s, a Pennsauken woman in her 70s, and a Cherry Hill woman in her 90s.
New Jersey has lost 3,518 residents in the pandemic, more lives than the state gave in World War I, Governor Phil Murphy said. Camden County entered the week with 29 reported COVID-19-related deaths. That number has doubled since Monday.
Despite the heavy toll in human life, officials “continue to be encouraged by the low rate of hospitalization among coronavirus cases in Camden County,” Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli said in a statement.
“Ultimately, we know that with the broadening availability of testing, and the addition of newer, faster testing methods in some areas, we will continue to see new cases of COVID-19,” Cappelli said.
“We must remain committed to our mitigation strategy, or we will only erase the progress we have made in recent weeks,” he said.
“Staying home is the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus, to flatten the curve, and to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones.”
The Camden County and New Jersey Departments of Health are facilitating trace investigations with each patient, and investigations remain ongoing.
The latest cases are:
- an Audubon man in his 30s
- a Barrington woman in her 60s
- two Bellmawr men, one in his 50s and one in his 80s
- two Brooklawn men, one each in his 30s and 40s
- 40 Camden City women, 12 in their 40s, 11 in their 50s, seven in their 30s, four in their 60s, three in their 20s, two in their 70s, and one in her 80s; and 23 men, five each in their 30s and 60s, four each in their 20s and 40s, two each in their 50s and 70s, one in his 80s, and a teenaged boy
- 11 Cherry Hill women, three each in their 30s, 50s, and 70s, one each in her 20s and 80s, and a girl; and four men, one each in his 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s
- a Collingswood man in his 20s
- five Gloucester Township women, two in their 40s and one each in her 20s, 30s, and 60s; and four men, one each in his 30s, 40s, 50s, and 80s
- two Haddon Township women in their 30s
- two Lindenwold women, one each in her 20s and 50s; two men, one each in his 30s and 40s, and a boy
- a Merchantville man in his 40s
- a Mount Ephraim man in his 30s
- an Oaklyn man in his 30s
- eight Pennsauken men, three in their 60s, two in their 40s, and one each in his 20s, 30s, and 50s; and six women, three in their 60s, two in their 50s, and one in her 30s
- two Pine Hill men, one each in his 30s and 60s; and a woman in her 40s
- a Runnemede woman in her 30s
- two Somerdale women in their 30s and 40s and a teenaged girl
- a Stratford woman in her 40s
- seven Voorhees women, two each in their 70s and 90s, and one each in her 30s, 50s, and 80s; and three men, one each in his 20s, 50s, and 60s
- four Winslow Township women, two in their 60s and one each in her 40s and 50s; and two men, one each in his 20s and 40s
- two Woodlynne women, one each in her 30s and 40s, and a teenaged girl; and two men, one each in his 30s and 40s
- a teenaged girl of unknown residence
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