CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden has now confirmed at least 1,007 positive cases of COVID-19 — a notable increase in the past month but a figure local officials say is due to more testing taking place.

The city, which has the most countywide, has also confirmed 19 deaths linked to the virus as of Monday.

Camden County outlined 48 new known deaths this evening that occurred between April 12 and April 30, as well as 105 additional cases.  

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That brings the county's total to 3,542 positive cases and 186 total fatalities.

“I am heartbroken to learn of this overwhelming loss of life in our community that has occurred in recent weeks," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this terrible disease, and we continue to wish all those who have contracted the virus a fast and full recovery."

Despite news of additional cases and deaths, Cappelli said Camden County hospitals "are not overwhelmed with patients," as is the case in other parts of the state.

Of the 48 new cases announced, 19 were long-term care facility residents, and 125 of the 186 known fatalities were traced to said centers.   

Camden City will officially add a new testing site in the east part of the city Tuesday, where some local officials say more than half of the cases have been rooted. 

“We have reached a difficult stage in this pandemic, one where the mixture of positive and negative developments can make it difficult to tell just how much progress we are making," Cappelli said. "Rest assured, we are better off today than we were two months ago when this pandemic began."

Below is the information available on the additional deaths announced Monday:

Case 1: Male,             80s,      Pennsauken

Case 2: Female,          80s,      Gloucester Township

Case 3: Female,          50s,      Lindenwold

Case 4: Female,          80s,      Voorhees 

Case 5: Male,             50s,      Haddonfield

Case 6: Male,             60s,      Cherry Hill

Case 7: Female,          70s,       Cherry Hill

Case 8: Female,          90s,      Gloucester Township

Case 9: Female,          90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 10: Female,        30s,      Camden City

Case 11: Female,        50s,      Cherry Hill

Case 12: Female,        90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 13: Female,        70s,      Berlin Borough

Case 14: Male,            70s,      Voorhees 

Case 15: Female,        70s,      Cherry Hill

Case 16: Male,            80s,      Bellmawr 

Case 17: Male,            50s,      Pine Hill

Case 18: Female,        90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 19: Female,        50s,      Cherry Hill

Case 20: Male,            70s,      Camden City

Case 21: Male,           70s,      Camden City

Case 22: Female,        80s,      Voorhees

Case 23: Male,            90s,      Winslow Township

Case 24: Female,        70s,      Bellmawr

Case 25: Female,        90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 26: Female,        70s,      Oaklyn 

Case 27: Male,            80s,      Pennsauken

Case 28: Male,            90s,      Voorhees

Case 29: Male,            90s,      Voorhees

Case 30: Male,            90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 31: Female,        70s,      Cherry Hill

Case 32: Male,            90s,      Haddonfield

Case 33: Female,        80s,      Cherry Hill

Case 34: Male,            80s,      Lindenwold

Case 35: Male,            70s,      Cherry Hill

Case 36: Male,            90s,      Haddon Heights

Case 37: Female,        80s,      Cherry Hill

Case 38: Female,        80s,      Cherry Hill

Case 39: Male,            60s,      Camden 

Case 40: Female,        80s,      Pennsauken

Case 41: Female,        70s,      Pennsauken

Case 42: Female,        80s,      Runnemede 

Case 43: Male,            90s,      Voorhees

Case 44: Female,        70s,      Berlin Borough

Case 45: Male,            40s,      Bellmawr

Case 46: Male,            80s,      Camden 

Case 47: Male,            90s,      Cherry Hill

Case 48: Female,        90s,      Cherry Hill

Information on the new positive cases is available here.

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