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 real path to meaningful recovery" Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said this afternoon. "As we always caution, this progress is fragile, and we all must continue to do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus."

The county announced four additional deaths (343 total) and 59 more cases (6,912) on Wednesday – 1,616 cases and 249 deaths of which can be attributed to long-term care facilities. 

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The freeholder director pointed to Gov. Phil Murphy signing an executive order Wednesday to soon allow for in-person outdoor dining as one of the many recent positive signals from the state. 

"Please continue to wear a mask in public, stay home if you are sick, and follow the guidance of public health experts,” Cappelli added. 

Below is a breakdown of the additional deaths announced Wednesday, with more information on cases available here:

New Case 1:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Camden

 

New Case 2:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Voorhees

 

New Case 3:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

New Case 4:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

Somerdale

 

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