CAMDEN, NJ — The health department says that since Thursday Camden County has learned of an additional 567 positive COVID-19 patients but no new deaths (total 607).

The surge of new cases in the county has not let up in the midst of a nationwide second wave, according to figures released Friday. Ahead of a more comprehensive Nov. 30 coronavirus update, officials are inviting residents to send in questions they would like to see answered at next week's press conference.

The virtual event will be held at 11 a.m. 

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"It’s my hope that through our collective sacrifices we have averted a greater surge in cases caused by the holiday,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli in a statement. “This weekend we must continue to keep our guards up and take precautions to avoid spreading this disease. Even though Thanksgiving is over, our fight against COVID-19 is not."

The county's 56 long-term care facilities have accounted for the following:

  • 1,697 confirmed resident cases
  • 775 staff cases 
  • 350 resident deaths
  • 3 staff deaths

Gov. Phil Murphy said earlier in the day that New Jersey is reporting another 4,100 cases of the virus and 19 deaths (total of 326,473 cases, 15,113 lab-confirmed deaths and 1,829 "probable" deaths). 

"We are still in the midst of this pandemic. Protect yourself and your family. Mask up. Practice social distancing," the governor wrote on Twitter with the latest figures. 

Across the state's 21 counties, 15 confirmed at least 100 new cases with Bergen County at the top (535 new positive cases).

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