CAMDEN, NJ — At least eight more people from three Camden County municipalities are known to have died due to coronavirus complications, officials announced Monday. 

Three of the deaths trace back to the city of Camden (more details available below).

From Saturday to this afternoon, an additional 175 positive cases were also confirmed - bringing the totals to 8,698 known cases and 538 deaths. 

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"[The] low case totals at the beginning of last week were at least partially due to delays in reporting from labs to the state system, this weekend’s high case totals are likely at least due in part to those delays being rectified," Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said. "Still, we can see clearly that this virus remains active in our community." 

During the state's 100th coronavirus press briefing this afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy also attributed the high case figures to "some lab catchup."

The Garden State added 17 deaths and 446 new cases to its aggregate totals of 179,812 cases and 15,804 deaths (1,920 of which fall under "probable deaths"). 

The state's rate of transmission (Rt) — which Murphy has said is a key metric for future reopenings — is now 1.09, thus each new case is currently resulting in more than one additional case. The Rt was .84 on Sunday.

“The Rt concerns me,” Murphy said, while alluding to people recently gathering at house parties. “That’s no doubt contributing to the rise.”

Below are more details on Camden County's new COVID-19 deaths:

New Case 1:

 

FEMALE,

 

60s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Case 2:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN

 

New Case 3:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

CHERRY HILL

 

New Case 4:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

CAMDEN

 

New Case 5:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Case 6:

 

MALE,

 

80s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Case 7:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Case 8:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN

 

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