CAMDEN, NJ — An additional 46 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Camden County on Wednesday — including seven in Camden city, seven in Cherry Hill and six in Pennsauken.
Over the past seven days, the county has averaged just over 25 cases and more than 98% of patients have either recovered or are currently recovering at home.
"We certainly have broken the curve in Camden County," Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said during a coronavirus press briefing this afternoon.
Although trends are pointing in the right direction, local officials are still asking residents to take precautions such as washing their hands, wearing face masks and practicing social distancing whenever they do leave the house.
“The continuing outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the country is extremely concerning, even as New Jersey and Camden County maintain low rates of transmission and case growth,” Cappelli said later in a statement.
The caseload stands at 8,281 — with no additional deaths reported (501 total).
Longterm care facilities — which will soon allow for indoor visits for parents and guardians — have confirmed 1,822 positive cases and 308 known deaths.
“Although our region has experienced a reprieve from the worst of this pandemic in recent weeks, we cannot lose sight of how dangerous this virus is or how quickly it can spread if we let our guards down," Cappelli said. "We must continue to wear masks and social distance. Please follow the governor’s travel advisory and quarantine if possible when returning from designated states.”
More information on Camden cases is available here.