HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ — A Haddon Township woman in her 80s has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, Camden County officials announced on Thursday. She was among 17 new coronavirus-related deaths in Camden County on Thursday.
Six Haddon Township residents and two Haddonfield residents were among 220 new Camden County residents who tested positive for the coronavirus. Trace investigations are underway in all new cases.
“Today we learned of 17 additional tragic deaths in Camden County caused by COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as they navigate this unimaginably difficult period,” Camden County Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “Please remember as we head into the holidays that this pandemic is still extremely dangerous and active in our community. We are still losing people every day to this virus. This year, it is imperative that we do not hold indoor parties, gatherings, or other celebrations. This is the only way to protect the people we care about until the vaccine is more widely available.”
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In addition to the Haddon Township woman, the following information is available about the Camden County residents whose deaths were announced on Thursday:
A Camden woman in her 50s;
A Cherry Hill man in his 90s;
Two Cherry Hill women in their 90s;
A Lindenwold man in his 60s;
A Camden man in his 80s;
A Magnolia woman in her 70s;
A Pennsauken woman in her 60s;
An Audubon woman in her 80s;
A Camden woman in her 70s;
A Runnemede woman in her 80s;
A Pine Hill woman in her 80s;
A Runnemede man in his 70s;
A Pennsauken woman in her 60s;
A Camden woman in her 60s; and
A Berlin man in his 60s.
As of Thursday, 24,932 Camden County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 692 have died since the beginning of the pandemic, according to numbers provided by the Camden County Department of Health.
In addition, the Camden County Department of Health also announced 1,837 residents and 928 staff members at the county’s 56 long-term care facilities have tested positive for the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. As of Thursday, 366 residents and three staff members have died.
Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young will be joined by Camden County Health Department Director Anne Walters and Assistant Public Health Coordinator Caryelle Lasher to update the public on the county’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at 10 a.m. Friday morning. The address will be streamed live on Camden County’s Facebook page and at camdencounty.com/live.
“The light is becoming brighter at the end of the tunnel but getting through these final months will still be incredibly challenging,” Young said. “As we prepare for a vaccine and the end of this pandemic, please take every precaution to reduce the likelihood that more people are victimized by this disease. If you have any questions, please submit them in advance online or live through Facebook’s chat feature.”
Walters will also provide a status of early vaccinations in the county, and how the Health Department is preparing for widespread vaccinations in early 2021.