CHERRY HILL, NJ — Four Cherry Hill residents were among 56 additional cases of the coronavirus that were announced in Camden County on Friday.
No new deaths were announced, but the total number of cases countywide has hit 7,000 with 343 confirmed deaths. It is the eighth consecutive day the county recorded less than 10 new cases of the coronavirus.
“We are wishing a fast and full recovery to the 56 individuals newly confirmed to have contracted this disease in Camden County, as well as everyone else still combating COVID-19 possibly weeks after their initial diagnosis,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “Today we reached 7,000 total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Camden County since the start of this pandemic. The good news is that the vast majority have recovered or are recovering. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go in this fight, and the threat of COVID-19 will linger until we have a widely available and rigorously tested vaccine. To save lives and prevent others from getting sick, we must continue to social distance, wear a mask in public, and stay home if you are exhibiting any symptoms.”
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In Cherry Hill, there were 919 cases of the coronavirus and 108 confirmed deaths as of Friday. The new cases included two women in their 20s, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 80s.
According to the Camden County Department of Health, there are 1,195 cases among residents at the county’s 56 long-term care facilities with 257 confirmed deaths. Another 445 staff members at these nursing homes have tested positive for the coronavirus with three deaths.
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