CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City's death toll is 89, not 76, and the county has 27 fewer deaths than initially reported, the health department clarified Monday.

Officials attributed the new death toll to cases that were determined to be outside the region and deaths previously reported as "possible" but now known not to be COVID-related.

“No matter what jurisdiction, county, or state, our hearts and prayers are with the roughly 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives due to COVID-19,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli.

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Cappelli said the county on Sunday had it's highest case total (56) since July.

"Please continue to take this threat seriously and do everything in your power to protect your circle," he said.

A total of 10,451 have been in the county since the outbreak began in March. The health department said Monday's correction was not an anomaly, as patient information "at the time of their passing is often incomplete and/or inaccurate."

"The Health Department investigates every suspected death caused by COVID-19 for accuracy after it has been reported," the county said in a statement. "Over the course of these investigations, the Department has updated inaccurate records so that they contain correct, up-to-date information."

Freeholder Jonathan Young, Assistant Public Health Coordinator Caryelle Lasher and Assemblyman Bill Moen will provide a virtual coronavirus update Tuesday at Noon - wherein they will detail a new long-term care task force.

To watch search for the county’s Facebook page or visit camdencounty.com/live

“The pandemic has impacted residents from across the county, devastating families and impacting countless lives,” said Young. “We are continuing to bring leaders from every level of government together to provide updates to our residents regarding what is being done to keep them safe and to move us toward recovery. Open communication is critical as we move into another unknown phase of this crisis.”

Below is Camden County's new updated death toll:

Municipality

 

Previously Reported

 

Updated

 

Change

 

Audubon

 

4

 

4

 

0

 

Audubon Park

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Barrington

 

4

 

4

 

0

 

Bellmawr

 

8

 

8

 

0

 

Berlin Boro

 

11

 

11

 

0

 

Berlin Twp.

 

0

 

2

 

+2

 

Brooklawn

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Camden

 

76

 

89

 

+13

 

Cherry Hill

 

166

 

144

 

-22

 

Chesilhurst

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

Clementon

 

4

 

5

 

+1

 

Collingswood

 

13

 

16

 

+3

 

Gibbsboro

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Gloucester City

 

5

 

4

 

-1

 

Gloucester Twp.

 

60

 

58

 

-2

 

Haddon Heights

 

3

 

3

 

0

 

Haddon Twp.

 

0

 

5

 

+5

 

Haddonfield

 

7

 

4

 

-3

 

Hi-Nella

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

Laurel Springs

 

2

 

1

 

-1

 

Lawnside

 

1

 

2

 

+1

 

Lindenwold

 

9

 

11

 

+2

 

Magnolia

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

Merchantville

 

3

 

11

 

+8

 

Mount Ephraim

 

1

 

2

 

+1

 

Oaklyn

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

Pennsauken

 

23

 

15

 

-8

 

Pine Hill

 

4

 

3

 

-1

 

Pine Valley

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Runnemede

 

5

 

3

 

-2

 

Somerdale

 

2

 

1

 

-1

 

Stratford

 

4

 

2

 

-2

 

Tavistock

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Voorhees Twp.

 

113

 

96

 

-17

 

Waterford Twp.

 

4

 

4

 

0

 

Winslow Twp.

 

30

 

35

 

+5

 

Woodlynne

 

1

 

0

 

-1

 

Unknown

 

7

 

0

 

-7

 

Totals

 

574

 

547

 

-27

 
 

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