2 More Moorestown Residents Test Positive For Coronavirus

Anthony Bellano
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MOORESTOWN, NJ — Two more Moorestown residents have tested positive for new coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the township to 86 with five fatalities, Burlington County officials announced Wednesday night.

As of Wednesday, Burlington County officials are no longer tracking the number of residents who have been cleared from quarantine. As of Tuesday, 13 Moorestown residents had been cleared from quarantine.

They stopped tracking these cases as they began to incorporate new recommendations from the New Jersey Department of Health on how to log cases. They didn’t say what those recommendations were.

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On Wednesday, county officials announced a total of 97 new cases, bringing the total to 1,862 cases with 68 fatalities. One new fatality was announced in the county. The breakdown of fatalities throughout the county is as follows:

  • Bordentown City: 1 (86 F)

  • Bordentown Township: 3 (79 M, 71 M, 79 M)

  • Burlington Township: 9 (71 M, 80 M, 83 F, 79 M, 75 F, 77 F, 71 M, 46 M, 76 M)

  • Cinnaminson: 1 (87 F)

  • Eastampton: 1 (63 F)

  • Edgewater Park: 1 (70 F)

  • Evesham Township: 10 (53 M, 63 F, 94 F, 89 F, 54 F, 92 F, 77 F, 77 M, 85 F, 77 M)

  • Florence: 2 (56 M, 95M)

  • Lumberton: 4 (81 F, 70 F, 88 F, 90 M)

  • Mansfield: 2 (83 M, 84 M)

  • Medford: 1 (71 F)

  • Moorestown: 5 (73 M, 93 M, 84 F, 87 M, 88 M)

  • Mount Laurel: 8 (83 F, 85 M, 80 M, 87 F, 89 F, 93 M, 79 M, 92 F)

  • Palmyra: 2 (73 M, 91 M)

  • Pemberton Township: 3 (59 M, 63 M, 72 F)

  • Riverside: 1 (45 M)

  • Shamong: 1 (71 M)

  • Southampton: 1 (87 F)

  • Tabernacle: 1 (77 M)

  • Willingboro: 10 (58 M, 59 F, 78 M, 65 F, 68 F, 77 M, 39 M, 37 M, 71 M, 52 M)]

  • Woodland: 1 (66 M)

Here's what else you should know:

How It Spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends taking preventive actions to contain the spread of viruses.
This includes:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

See related: NJ Coronavirus Updates: Here's What You Need To Know

This article originally appeared on the Moorestown Patch