As Camden County reported at least 46 additional cases Friday — bringing the county total to 6,053 — Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli urged everyone to take advantage of all the sites.
“It is estimated that 35% of people with COVID-19 do not show symptoms,” he said. “They still spread the virus. That is why everyone should be tested. Testing is our biggest weapon.”
No additional fatalities were reported today, leaving the death toll at 294.
The county health department also announced that starting Saturday, new COVID-19 cases and deaths will not be reported on the weekend and instead the following business day.
The next caseload will be reported Tuesday given Memorial Day, officials said.
“Today, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been diagnosed with this insidious virus whilst we wish them a full and fast recovery,” said Cappelli. “This weekend, we pay tribute to those American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”
The county is planning a virtual Memorial Day ceremony for Saturday morning.
“While we are unable to gather in person because of social distancing measures in place to stop the spread of this virus, we will still be honoring our fallen veterans and gold star families with a special online service,” said Cappelli.
More details on the new cases can be viewed here.