Coronavirus News

June 26, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Cherry Hill has confirmed at least 990 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Friday, over three months into the regional outbreak. Although it exceeds Gloucester Township by over 200 cases, Camden City remains well ahead with 2,251 reported cases of the respiratory illness, according ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The county health department says it is now aware of an additional eight COVID-19 deaths and 33 positive cases (total of 7,624 cases and 445 fatalities). The latest figures come a day after the country announced 38,115 new cases - exceeding the previous single-day record for new ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A day away from notching a full week of zero coronavirus deaths, Camden County added seven Wednesday afternoon— bringing the toll to 437.  "[COVID-19] is still very much with us in our community even as our cases decline," Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said Wednesday ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — After more than two months in operation, Camden County College's (CCC) COVID-19 test site in Blackwood will shutter Friday at 4 p.m.  “We have observed a concurrent reduction in testing appointments at the site, as cases throughout Camden County and the region have continued to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The number of COVID-19 cases may be down in Camden County, but not the zeal to fight food insecurity which has resulted for some because of the pandemic.   Although it’s contract with Touch New Jersey — which has helped make the distributions possible — was initially set to end in ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Amusement park rides, water parks and playgrounds will re-open in time for July 4th weekend, with 50% capacity and other COVID-19 protocols. “It's just a coincidence that it's a scorcher outside today, but today we are announcing that outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Getting a haircut or your nails done may be once again possible in Camden County, like anywhere in New Jersey, but the risk of COVID-19 spread — especially indoors — remains, officials continued to warn Monday. “Today marks another milestone in our state’s reopening and recovery as ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden, which has been most impacted by COVID-19 in the county, reported an additional 14 positive cases Friday. In all, the municipality has claimed 2,200 of the total 7,477 known cases in Camden County.  “As this disease continues to spread through our community, we ...

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NEW JERSEY - Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going to be our ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Officials in Camden County, which now has 7,441 total cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), say the region has averaged fewer than 30 daily cases this past week. “This was not thinkable a month ago when we were seeing between 80 and 90 cases each day,” Freeholder Director Lou ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The department of health for Camden County says the death toll is 428 as of Wednesday — with a dozen fatalities that took place between June 1 and June 11 now known to have been caused by COVID-19.  In addition, another 14 positive cases announced today means the known caseload is ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey prisons have reported 3,321 COVID-19 cases (2,540 inmates and 781 employees) and 45 deaths as of Tuesday.  Despite steadily growing numbers, Camden County has managed to remain unscathed three months into the outbreak, officials said during a virtual press briefing ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County said Monday that 58 deaths linked to COVID-19, which took place between April 13 and May 30, had been previously unaccounted for. "The state has updated and reviewed additional records and learned that there were 58 additional Covid-19 related deaths...a total of 410 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Health department officials updated Camden County's caseload Friday afternoon — 40 more cases for a total of 7,280. The death toll remains at 352. “We are continuing to wish a fast and full recovery to everyone who has contracted this horrible disease, and we are keeping all ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — It’s been said at various level of government in New Jersey: a second COVID-19 wave is on the horizon.  Although Camden County continues to report dwindling COVID-19 figures, Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli added his voice to the cautionary pleas on Thursday. “I know other ...

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NEW JERSEY — When Stage 2 of New Jersey’s COVID-19 restart and recovery plan takes its first steps Monday, it will allow for outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping. Despite no defined date over indoor dining, the Asbury Park City Council voted Wednesday to allow for it — a decision that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Three Cherry Hill woman, between their 70s and 100s, have died due to COVID-19 complications, health officials announced Wednesday.  Camden County also announced 51 more cases, bringing the area's totals to 7,192 cases and  352 deaths.  “Growth in our total cases continues to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County reported 23 new coronavirus cases and no deaths Tuesday, low figures that come on the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy announcing he would lift statewide Stay at Home orders. It is the lowest case total reported by the county since the end of March.  “While this is welcome ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County health officials confirmed at least one or more coronavirus cases across 17 municipalities Monday, as well as six deaths.  The additional figures bring the caseload to 7,118 and the death toll to 349. Although there continues to be new cases, today marked the eighth ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Nearly three months to the day Camden County health officials announced the first positive case of COVID-19, the region reached 7,000 cases Friday.  Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said on a more positive note that over 97 percent of these individuals are either in recovery or ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Citing the emergence of various testing locations in the county and a decline in patients, the South Camden coronavirus test site will close down Friday. The location, one of two county-run sites in the city, is located at 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue. Since it opened April 29, 1,061 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County reported 32 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a relative low and the seventh consecutive day with fewer than 100.  No additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.  "This incredible progress is entirely the product of our residents and their commitment to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Despite the call to continue taking COVID-19 safety protocols recent trends in Camden County should allow for optimism, officials said Wednesday in announcing the latest case and death figures.  "Thanks to the actions of our residents and the leaders in our communities, we are on a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County officials say they may scale back on COVID-19 testing next week with the influx of other sites coming online, and to better divert its resources during the pandemic.  “Testing is much more readily available other than through government,” Freeholder Director Lou ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden reached 2,024 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the weekend. A densely-populated area but also the home of various testing sites, Camden's death toll now stands at 42, a county spokesperson confirmed to TAPinto Camden on Monday. Camden has ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Although numbers continue to decline, Camden County confirmed at least 59 more people are known to have contracted COVID-19 as of Friday — six of which are under 18. Two of the six patients are from Cherry Hill and four reside in Gloucester Township. This brings the county's ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Half a dozen CVS Pharmacy locations in Camden County will begin providing drive-thru tests for COVID-19, following the company’s announcement of 45 new screening locations across New Jersey.  CVS began to offer the tests in April at 11 locations, before Thursday’s expansion. As ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli on Thursday recognized the hefty loss of life felt across the United States as the country surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday.  "Today, our thoughts and prayers are not only with those in our community, but with the families and friends of ...

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