CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County officials say an additional 15 coronavirus death are now known to have occurred between June 11 and July 2.
In light of recent uptick in case numbers statewide, Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli cautioned against traveling to states with recent coronavirus spikes such as Texas, Arizona and Florida.
"We have to be unequivocal in this moment," he said. "If we do not take this threat seriously, we will erase the progress we have made in recent months. Do not travel to states with high rates of transmission unless it is absolutely necessary and follow the self-quarantine guidelines when you return home if traveling is a must."
The latest data gathered over July 4 weekend — which Gov. Phil Murphy said earlier has led the state to slow down plans to reopen — includes 114 more cases which trace back to Camden County.
The total has been updated to 7,954 positive cases.
“Today, [the governor] issued a stark warning as he announced that the state’s rate of transmission has climbed to its highest point in weeks," said Freeholder Lou Cappelli. "We must follow these guidelines adamantly if we are going to save lives and avoid the challenges that now face [states facing high case numbers).
The additional fatalities announced Monday include two women from Camden City.
Long-term care facilities have confirmed 1,807 cases (1,318 residents and 489 staff members) and 305 deaths (of the county's total 495).
Below is a breakdown of cases per municipality: