CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County exceeded 9,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with 2,501 confirmed positive screenings belonging to Camden City on its own.
A man in his 80's also became the city's 71st death this afternoon.
Of the 9,010 known cases countywide and 549 deaths, long-term care facilities account for 1,856 cases and 314 deaths.
“The average age of newly infected persons reported today is someone in their 30s," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. "We need our younger residents to help us protect our community by taking the necessary actions to stop the spread of coronavirus: wear a mask, social distance, and work with our contact tracers."
The Camden County Health Department announced 26 new cases and three additional deaths today. In addition to the Camden city man, two Cherry men, one in his 50s and another in his 80s, died as well due to complications from the virus.
"As the virus circulates among young people it will inevitably jump to their older family members, friends, and neighbors who are more vulnerable. I know these sacrifices aren’t easy, but they are necessary if we are going to get through this without losing more lives," Cappelli added.
Below is a breakdown of cases per municipality: