Six More Deaths, 132 New COVID-19 Cases, as Camden County Crosses 1,000-Case Mark


Another six Camden County residents have perished from complications related to COVID-19, the county government announces, and 1,008 residents test positive for the virus.

By Matt Skoufalos | April 9, 2020

NJ Covid-19 dashboard, 4-9-20. Credit: NJ DOH.

Six more Camden County residents have died from complications related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and another 132 have tested positive for the virus, the Camden County government reported Thursday.

To date, 1,008 local cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, and 29 deaths.

The latest to perish from the virus include: two Cherry Hill men in their 90s and a Cherry Hill woman in her 80s, a Clementon man in his 80s, a Gloucester Township man in his 80s, and a Voorhees woman in her 90s.

Statewide, there have been 1,700 deaths related to COVID-19 and more than 51,000 confirmed cases. Officials are expecting the peak of the caseload to manifest in the next two weeks to a month.

Locally, Camden County will open its second mass testing site—at the Blackwood campus of Camden County Community College—next week. South Jersey still doesn’t have a FEMA-backed mass test site.

“This is another somber day as our thoughts turn to residents who have lost their battle with COVID-19,” said Camden County Freeholder-Director Lou Cappelli in a statement.

“We keep our thoughts and prayers with families of the victims who are going through heartbreak and pain over the destruction this virus has caused to our neighbors.”

Ongoing trace investigations into local cases of COVID-19 are being facilitated among the county and state departments of health.

The newly announced cases are:

  • an Audubon woman in her 50s and man in his 60s
  • a Barrington man in his 60s
  • three Bellmawr women, two in their 40s and one in her teens
  • two Berlin Borough women in their 80s and 90s
  • 16 Camden City women, five in their 50s, four in their 60s, three in their 40s, two in their 30s, and one each in her 20s and 70s; and 14 men, four each in their 50s and 60s, and three each in their 20s and 40s
  • 18 Cherry Hill women, six in their 80s, three in their 50s, two each in their 30s, 60s, and 90s, and one each in her teens, 20s, and 70s; and seven men, three in their 70s, one each in their 40s, 60s, and 90s, and a boy younger than 10
  • two Clementon men in their 50s and 80s, and a woman in her 50s
  • a Collingswood woman in her 50s
  • 10 Gloucester Township women, four in their 50s, and two each in their 20s, 30s, and 60s; and seven men, four in their 50s, two in their 30s, and one in his 80s
  • a Haddon Township woman in her 30s and man in his 90s
  • a Haddonfield man in his 40s
  • two Lindenwold women in their 20s and 40s and two men in their 20s and 50s
  • two Merchantville women in their 40s and 50s and a man in his 50s
  • a Mount Ephraim man in his 30s
  • eight Pennsauken men, four each in their 30s and 50s; and seven women, two each in their 20s, 40s, and 50s, and one in her 30s
  • a Pine Hill woman in her 80s
  • four Voorhees women, three in their 80s and one in her 60s; and four men, two in their 40s, and one each in his 60s and 80s
  • a Waterford Township man in his 30s
  • six Winslow Township women, three in their 50s, two in their 40s, and one in her 30s; and a man in his 60s
  • four Woodlynne women, one each in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 70s.



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