CAMDEN, NJ — A day after the United States reported 1,000 coronavirus deaths — a benchmark it hadn't passed since early June — Camden County is reporting 29 more cases.

This week, Cherry Hill — which has amounted 1,113 cases — reported its 159th death linked to the respiratory illness. Although Camden City still leads any municipality in its caseload of 2,394, it has confirmed the third-most deaths with 66. 

"Although our region continues to keep coronavirus cases down, our nation as a whole is not trending in the right direction,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. “

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The county's 56 long-term care facilities have had outbreaks as well: 1,330 confirmed resident cases, 501 staff cases and 308 total deaths (including 3 staff). 

The county health department says the totals known as of Wednesday include 8,455 cases and 528 deaths. 

"While this virus is with us, every action you take will affect those around you," Cappelli said. "Choosing not to wear a mask, not to stay home if you’re sick, or not to social distance will put others at risk. This has not been an easy adjustment for any of us, but we can save lives if we stay focused on our individual roles in protecting our community.”

During his coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday out of Trenton. Gov. Phil Murphy reported an additional 24 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state’s total number to 13,787.

The number of “probable deaths” dropped to 1,920 since some prior cases have been resolved, the governor said.

Murphy announced 873 COVID-19 patients in the Garden State, 423 of whom have tested positive for COVID19 and 450 who are listed as “Persons Under Investigation” - a new set of figures State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says are pending the return of test results.

Murphy said that of those patients, 151 are in either critical or intensive care and 77 of them are on ventilators.

“Our hospital trends continue in the right direction, but we’re not out of the woods yet. We must remain vigilant, so we don’t experience a rebound of COVID-19,” said Murphy, who announced a spot positivity rate for tests from July 18 was 2.48%.

Meanwhile, the rate of transmission stands at 0.90 under the key metric of 1.0.

“These are among our best indicators related to the continuing spread of coronavirus. The lower both numbers get, the slower the spread,” Murphy said. “Keep social distancing. Keep wearing a mask. We’re all in this together.”

Below is a breakdown of Camden County's new cases:

New Patient 1:

 

UNKNOWN,

 

50s,

 

BARRINGTON BOROUGH

 

New Patient 2:

 

FEMALE,

 

30s,

 

BERLIN BOROUGH

 

New Patient 3:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 4:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 5:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 6:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 7:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

CAMDEN CITY

 

New Patient 8:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 9:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 10:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 11:

 

MALE,

 

10s,

 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 12:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 13:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 14:

 

MALE,

 

20s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 15:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 16:

 

FEMALE,

 

80s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 17:

 

MALE,

 

80s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 18:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 19:

 

FEMALE,

 

30s,

 

HADDONFIELD BOROUGH

 

New Patient 20:

 

MALE,

 

10s,

 

HADDONFIELD BOROUGH

 

New Patient 21:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

HADDONFIELD BOROUGH

 

New Patient 22:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

HADDONFIELD BOROUGH

 

New Patient 23:

 

FEMALE,

 

20s,

 

MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH

 

New Patient 24:

 

FEMALE,

 

10s,

 

PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 25:

 

MALE,

 

60s,

 

PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 26:

 

MALE,

 

30s,

 

STRATFORD BOROUGH

 

New Patient 27:

 

FEMALE,

 

40s,

 

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 28:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

 

New Patient 29:

 

FEMALE,

 

50s,

 

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

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