3 More Positive Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Gloucester Twp.

Anthony Bellano

This article originally appeared on the Gloucester Township Patch

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Three more Gloucester Township residents have tested positive for new coronavirus, Camden County officials announced Thursday evening. There have now been seven total cases of coronavirus reported among Gloucester Township residents.

They were among 14 new cases reported in Camden County on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 84, with one fatality.

All three Gloucester Township cases were among men, including one in his 50s and two in their 20s. Trace investigations are underway in these cases, and the following new cases that include:

  • A Haddonfield man in his 40s;
  • A Cherry Hill woman in her 40s;
  • A Haddon Heights female in her teens;
  • A Pennsauken woman in her 60s;
  • A Voorhees woman in her 70s;
  • A Cherry Hill woman in her 60s;
  • A Cherry Hill woman in her 50s;
  • A Voorhees woman in her 20s;
  • A Camden man in his 50s;
  • An Oaklyn man in his 20s; and
  • A Camden woman in her 80s.

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On Thursday, New Jersey was declared a Major Disaster Area as Gov. Phil Murphy announced a stunning increase in coronavirus cases: 2,492, as well as 19 more deaths. Two of those deaths were in Burlington County, but officials didn't provide specifics during a 2 p.m. press conference. Read more here: NJ 'Major Disaster' Area: 2,492 New Coronavirus Cases, 19 Deaths

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.

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