9 More Coronavirus Cases Reported In Cherry Hill

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CHERRY HILL, NJ — Nine Cherry Hill residents are among 41 new positive cases of new coronavirus that were reported in Camden County on Monday. Two deaths were also reported.

A Gloucester Township man in his 60s and a Pine Hill woman in her 60s are the second and third people to die due to coronavirus in Camden County, according to officials. No further information was available about the two deaths.

“We are incredibly saddened by these tragic losses, and on behalf of the Freeholder Board and certainly the entire Camden County community, we send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said. “Our sole objective at this time should be to minimize the loss of life caused by coronavirus to the greatest extent possible. Not a single death from this terrible disease can be considered acceptable. Everyone needs to follow the governor’s orders and stay home. By social distancing we not only reduce the risk that we ourselves will contract the virus, but we also reduce the likelihood that we will serve as an unwitting means of transmission for the virus. Tonight, our community grieves with the families who have lost loved ones, and we send them our thoughts and prayers during this unprecedented moment in history.”

Three people have now died of coronavirus in Camden County, and the hospitalization rate remains around 16 percent, according to officials. Read more here: Camden County’s First Coronavirus Death Reported

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The total number of coronavirus cases in Camden County is now 202. The total number of cases in Cherry Hill has reached 59.

Trace investigations are underway in all the new cases, including the following involving Cherry Hill residents:

  • A woman in her 70s;

  • Another woman in her 70s;

  • A woman in her 60s;

  • A woman in her 50s;

  • A man in his 50s;

  • A woman in her 50s;

  • Another woman in her 50s;

  • A man in his 50s; and

  • A woman in her 40s.

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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This article originally appeared on the Cherry Hill Patch

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