CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden reached 2,024 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the weekend.

A densely-populated area but also the home of various testing sites, Camden's death toll now stands at 42, a county spokesperson confirmed to TAPinto Camden on Monday.

Camden has the highest caseload in the county. The next closest town, Cherry Hill, has 878 cases.

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The latest figures come nearly a month since Camden surpassed 1,000 cases and had 19 deaths at the start of May. 

Countywide, 12 additional deaths and 213 more cases were confirmed Monday — totaling 332 deaths and 6,801 cases since the outbreak began in March.

“We are continuing to see positive trends, with overall case growth between 1 and 2 percent each day," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli, after sharing thoughts and prayers for the victims and their loved ones.

"This would not be possible without the continued commitment of Camden County residents who have taken this threat seriously since day one. With the governor’s announcement that the state will be reopening more of our economy in coming weeks, we must all continue to proactively fight the spread of COVID-19 while outside of our homes," he continued.

Long-term care facilities have had 1,170 residents and 410 staff test positive for the virus thus far, as well as 242 resident deaths and three staff deaths — making up the bulk of the county's fatalities. 

Below is the breakdown of additional deaths announced today:

Case 1:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

Camden City

 

Case 2:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 3:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 4:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 5:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Pennsauken

 

Case 6:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Gloucester Twp

 

Case 7:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 8:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 9:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

Voorhees

 

Case 10:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 11:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Gloucester Twp

 

Case 12:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

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