GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Fifteen Gloucester Township residents were among 84 new cases of the coronavirus that were confirmed in Camden County on Wednesday. Trace investigations are underway in all new cases.
There were also seven new confirmed deaths linked to coronavirus in Camden County. As of Wednesday, 5,903 Camden County residents had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 287 had died.
Out of the 5,903 cases, 976 of them were residents at the county’s 56 long-term care facilities, while 288 cases were identified among the nursing homes’ staff members. Out of the 287 deaths, 200 have been linked to nursing homes.
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“We are deeply saddened to announce the deaths of seven Camden County residents today. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the families of those affected as this virus continues to wreak havoc in our community,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “As we approach this weekend, typically marked with visits to the shore and trips with friends and family, I want to once again ask that everyone please continue to take this threat seriously. We know that there is a delay between our actions and when their impacts become visible in our case data. If we let our guard down now, we likely will not know the effect until June, and we will lose precious time in the intervening weeks as the virus potentially regains a foothold among us. We must continue to exercise social distancing and follow public health guidance in order to break the back of this virus and minimize the loss of life in our community.”
Six of the seven new deaths involved Voorhees residents, including a woman who was at least 100 years old. The other Voorhees deaths involved a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s, and three men — one in his 70s, one in his 50s and one in his 90s. A Pennsauken man in his 50s also died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The following information is available regarding the new Gloucester Township cases:
- A woman in her 40s;
- Two girls older than 10;
- Two women in their 20s;
- Three women in their 70s;
- Two women in their 40s;
- A woman in her 80s;
- Two men in their 80s;
- A man in his 70s; and
- A juvenile male, age unknown.