CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden and Cherry Hill together accounted for 45 of the additional 93 coronavirus cases announced in Camden County on Monday.
The two municipalities are known to have positively tested 1,833 of the 4,272 total known cases to date.
No additional deaths were reported today, leaving the death toll at a total of 218.
“We are encouraged to see that the rate of new cases in Camden County remains consistent with where it has been over the last ten days,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli. “Our team is continuing to work closely with our partners throughout the community to attack this virus, protect our vulnerable citizens, and save lives. We are actively working to identify areas which are experiencing greater rates of viral activity, and we are continuing to monitor the situation in our long-term care facilities where roughly one in four of our cases have occurred."
The county's long-term care facilities have so far tested 1,078 individuals positive and made up 173 deaths.
"While we are making progress, I want to continue to urge our residents not to be lulled into thinking our fight is nearly over. The truth is this fight is going to take time, but it can be made shorter if we continue to social distance, wear face covers or masks, and follow the governor’s orders," Cappelli said.
Camden County will provide more updates in a virtual press conference Tuesday at 11 a.m.