CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County arrived at what Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli called an "unpleasant milestone" on Thursday, in reporting over 6,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. 

Meantime, as far as the daily COVID-19 increase, he emphasized that the county, "has seemingly reached a plateau."

"While this is progress, it signals just how quickly we could experience a spike if we move too fast to return to the old course of business," Cappelli said. "We must all continue to aggressively social distance, wear a mask in public, and eliminate as much unnecessary travel as possible to stop the spread of this virus and save lives.”

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The health department confirmed seven additional deaths (total of 294) and 107 more cases (total of 6,007) on Thursday evening.

Cappelli also commented on the ordered closure of a Bellmawr gym by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner, Judy Persichilli on Wednesday night.

The facility has been cited multiple times for violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders.

"The situation in Bellmawr has not followed that path thus far and introduces a risk into our community that we cannot afford," Cappelli said. "I am hopeful that this situation can be resolved cooperatively, and that the gym will be able welcome back their patrons when, and only when, it has been deemed safe to do so by the state of New Jersey.”

Below are the details available on the additional deaths reported Thursday:

Case 1:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Camden

 

Case 2:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Audubon

 

Case 3:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

Stratford

 

Case 4:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 5:

 

MALE,

 

90s,

 

Voorhees

 

Case 6:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

Voorhees

 

Case 7:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

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