CHERRY HILL, NJ — Three Cherry Hill residents were among 20 new Camden County residents who have died after testing positive for new coronavirus, officials announced on Sunday.
Two Cherry Hill women in their 80s and one in her 70s have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, Camden County officials announced.
The total number of fatalities countywide is now 118, 83 (70 percent) of which have occurred in the county’s nursing homes, according to officials.
The Camden County fatalities included:
- Case 1: Female, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 2: Female, 70s, Voorhees
- Case 3: Female, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 4: Male, 90s, Voorhees
- Case 5: Female, 60s, Voorhees
- Case 6: Male, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 7: Female, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 8: Female, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 9: Female, 80s, Voorhees
- Case 10: Male, 90s, Waterford
- Case 11: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill
- Case 12: Female, 80s, Cherry Hill
- Case 13: Male, 60s, Camden
- Case 14: Female, 50s, Unknown
- Case 15: Male, 60s, Camden
- Case 16: Female, 80s, Cherry Hill
- Case 17: Male, 70s, Winslow
- Case 18: Male, 60s, Collingswood
- Case 19: Female, 90s, Berlin Borough
- Case 20: Male, 80s, Voorhees
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“This insidious virus continues to take a devastating toll in long-term care facilities throughout our community. My heart is broken by the thought of the families who lost loved ones without being able to visit them or to gather with their families to mourn,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “Today marks one of the largest reported death tolls since this pandemic began, while at the same time seeing a relatively low new case count. This underscores the reality that we face as we combat COVID-19. Even as we begin to contain its spread, vulnerable populations face a far greater risk of serious complications. This is why we cannot rush to reopen or return to normal life. We must continue to social distance and stay home in order to save lives.”
A Cherry Hill woman in her 90s was among the 70 new positive cases of the coronavirus that were identified on Sunday.
The Camden County Department of Health announced that 519 of the county’s 2,662 confirmed cases have occurred in the county’s 56 long-term care facilities. Trace investigations are underway in all new cases.
Here's what else you should know:
- Murphy issued a stay-at-home order, closing all non-essential business at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Read more: Gov. Murphy Announces NJ 'Stay-At-Home' Order Due To Coronavirus
- On Monday, March 16, Murphy announced that all schools would close on Tuesday, March 17. Read more: NJ Schools Will Close Due To Coronavirus Outbreak: Gov. Murphy
- Murphy ordered stores across New Jersey on Wednesday, April 8 to require shoppers to wear face coverings or masks. Here's how you can get yours, and how the new rule will be enforced. Read more: NJ Shoppers Must Wear Masks: Where To Get Them, How It's Enforced
- Here are 10 resources for you and your family to utilize as you navigate through the outbreak: Unemployment, Tests, Food: 10 NJ Resources In Coronavirus Crisis
- New Jersey's courts suspended all new jury trials until further notice, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said on Thursday, March 12. Read more: Coronavirus Throws Monkey Wrench Into New Jersey Court System
- Murphy said during a live press conference on Wednesday, March 25 that he's ordering many day care centers to shut amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more: Gov. Murphy To Shut Many Day Care Centers Amid Coronavirus Crisis
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory for New Jersey. Read more: CDC Travel Advisory For NJ: No Coronavirus Travel Ban From Trump
- New Jersey residents are expected to start receiving stimulus payments soon. Here's what you need to do beforehand. Read more: Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Payments: What You Need To Do In NJ
- On Friday, March 27, Murphy allowed more types of New Jersey businesses – including gun sellers – to operate in the coronavirus outbreak. What's open and closed now? Read more: What's Open, Closed? More NJ Business To Operate Amid Coronavirus
- Murphy announced on Tuesday, April 7 that state and county parks will close. Read more: Gov. Murphy Closes Parks On NJ Coronavirus Crisis's Deadliest Day
- Here are four urgent tasks New Jersey wants you to do during the coronavirus outbreak, including wearing a mask. And here's why. Read more: Wear A Mask! 4 Things NJ Wants You To Do In Coronavirus Outbreak
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.
- 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.
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