CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City has 12 new coronavirus cases (91 total), the municipality with the most out of the county's additional 31 confirmed screenings announced Friday.

Although Camden County has consistently tallied new cases, it was not among the regions, which Gov. Phil Murphy warned this afternoon are seeing a rise - Bergen, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties.

Local health officials did not add to its death toll, thus it remains at 552 fatalities linked to the illness.

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“Even on days when no new deaths are reported, I ask that you join me in keeping the more than 500 Camden County residents who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli.

On Friday, as Murphy confirmed 612 more COVID cases (202,100 total) and seven deaths (16,097 total, with 1,701 categorized as "probable") statewide, he also expanded New Jersey's public health emergency for the seventh time. 

A day after speaking with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the governor called him, "Yoda as it relates to this virus," adding that the state's 9 million residents must continue being careful.

“It’s also undeniable we are not out of the woods,” Murphy said. “We’ve got parts of the state that we’re watching very carefully. ... So folks, please keep doing what you’ve been doing, which is extraordinary."

The state's rate of transmission (Rt) is 1.15 for the third consecutive day - the highest in over a month and part of the metrics the Department of Health is using to determine whether a second wave is on the way as temperatures begin to gradually drop.

“As we enter an uncertain phase of this pandemic, I am inspired by the hard work and sacrifice of our community," said Cappelli. "Thanks to our residents who continue to wear masks and social distance, we have maintained low rates of transmission throughout the summer. If we continue this effort into the fall, I have no doubt that we can emerge from this crisis.”

Below are the new cases announced Friday:

New Patient 1:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

AUDUBON BOROUGH

 

New Patient 2:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 3:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 4:

 

MALE,

 

40s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 5:

 

MALE,

 

JUVENILE,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 6:

 

MALE,

 

10s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 7:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 8:

 

FEMALE,

 

40s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 9:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 10:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 11:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 12:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 13:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 14:

 

FEMALE,

 

30s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 15:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 16:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 17:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 18:

 

MALE,

 

20s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 19:

 

MALE,

 

10s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 20:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 21:

 

FEMALE,

 

30s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 22:

 

MALE,

 

20s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 23:

 

MALE,

 

40s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 24:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH

 

New Patient 25:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

HI-NELLA BOROUGH

 

New Patient 26:

 

MALE,

 

10s,

 

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 27:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 28:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 29:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 30:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 31:

 

MALE,

 

20s,

 

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

 

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