Cherry Hill's Coronavirus Death Toll Down 22 As Numbers Updated

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CHERRY HILL, NJ — Cherry Hill has more than 20 fewer coronavirus-related deaths than previously believed after several out-of-jurisdiction and “possible” cases were removed from Camden County’s total tally, officials announced on Monday.

Cherry Hill has 22 fewer deaths related to the coronavirus than previously believed, Camden County officials said on Monday. It is the biggest change for any single town in the county. As of Monday, Cherry Hill had 1,422 cases and 144 deaths, down from the 166 that were previously reported.

The numbers changed after health officials determined that some cases previously reported within Camden County were actually in another jurisdiction, and deaths previously thought to be related to the coronavirus were determined to have a different cause.

Patient information provided at the time of their passing is often incomplete and/or inaccurate, officials said. The Health Department investigates every suspected death caused by coronavirus for accuracy after it has been reported.

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Over the course of these investigations, the department updated inaccurate records so that they contain correct, up-to-date information. As a result of these efforts, the breakdown of deaths per municipality has changed, and the new numbers were released on Monday.

Thirteen towns have fewer cases than were previously reported, while 10 actually saw their fatalities increase. Fifteen were unchanged. Camden saw the biggest increase in number of reported deaths, with 13 additional deaths than previously believed.

Overall, there are 27 fewer deaths related to the coronavirus in Camden County than previously believed, officials said. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County is 10,451 with 547 confirmed deaths.

At the same time, the county reported 108 new cases between Friday and Monday, including 56 on Sunday.

“No matter what jurisdiction, county, or state, our hearts and prayers are with the roughly 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives due to COVID-19,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “We are experiencing a slight uptick in cases, with Sunday’s 56 being the largest single day case total we have seen since July. Please continue to take this threat seriously and do everything in your power to protect your circle. Wear a mask, social distance, and avoid large gatherings and parties until it is safe to resume normal activities.”

Trace investigations are underway in all new cases. The following information is known about the most recent cases in Cherry Hill:

  • A man in his 20s;

  • Two women in their 50s;

  • A man in his 90s;

  • A juvenile girl of unspecified age;

  • A man in his 60s;

  • Two women in their 20s;

  • Two women in their 30s;

  • A woman in her 80s;

  • A woman in her 20s; and

  • A man in his 50s.

The Camden County Department of Health also announced 1,399 confirmed resident cases and 583 staff cases at the county’s 56 long-term care facilities. As of Monday, 316 residents and three staff members have died as a result of the coronavirus.

Below is the complete list of town-by-town changes for the county:

  • Audubon: 4 deaths, no changes

  • Audubon Park: 0 deaths, no changes

  • Barrington: 4 deaths, no changes

  • Bellawr: 8 deaths, no changes

  • Berlin Boro: 11 deaths, no changes

  • Berlin Township: 0 deaths previously reported, 2 more added on Monday, 2 total

  • Brooklawn: 0 deaths, no changes

  • Camden: 76 deaths previously reported, 13 more added on Monday, 89 total

  • Cherry Hill: 166 deaths previously reported, 22 removed on Monday, 144 total

  • Chesilhurst: 1 death, no changes

  • Clementon: 4 deaths previously reported, 1 added on Monday, 5 total

  • Collingswood: 13 deaths previously reported, 3 added on Monday, 16 total

  • Gibbsboro: 0 deaths, no changes

  • Gloucester City: 5 deaths previously reported, 1 removed on Monday, 4 total

  • Gloucester Township: 60 deaths previously reported, 2 removed on Monday, 58 total

  • Haddon Heights: 3 deaths, no changes

  • Haddon Township: 0 deaths previously reported, 5 added on Monday, 5 total

  • Haddonfield: 7 deaths previously reported, 3 removed on Monday, 4 total

  • Hi-Nella: 1 death, no changes

  • Laurel Springs: 2 deaths previously reported, 1 removed on Monday, 1 total

  • Lawnside: 1 death previously reported, 1 added on Monday, 2 total

  • Lindenwold: 9 deaths previously reported, 2 added on Monday, 11 total

  • Magnolia: 1 death reported, no changes

  • Merchantville: 3 deaths previously reported, 8 added on Monday, 11 total

  • Mount Ephraim: 1 death previously reported, 1 added on Monday, 2 total

  • Oaklyn: 1 death, no changes

  • Pennsauken: 23 deaths previously reported, 8 removed on Monday, 15 total

  • Pine Hill: 4 deaths previously reported, 1 removed on Monday, 3 total

  • Pine Valley: 0 deaths, no changes

  • Runnemede: 5 deaths previously reported, 2 removed on Monday, 3 total

  • Somerdale: 2 deaths previously reported, 1 removed on Monday, 1 total

  • Stratford: 4 deaths previously reported, 2 removed on Monday, 2 total

  • Tavistock: 0 deaths, no changes

  • Voorhees: 113 deaths previously reported, 17 removed on Monday, 96 total

  • Waterford: 4 deaths, no changes

  • Winslow: 30 deaths previously reported, 5 added on Monday, 35 total

  • Woodlynne: 1 death previously reported, 1 removed on Monday, 0 total

There were 7 deaths that were previously unknown, but after Monday’s changes, there are none.

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This article originally appeared on the Cherry Hill Patch

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