CAMDEN, NJ — Cherry Hill has confirmed at least 990 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Friday, over three months into the regional outbreak. Although it exceeds Gloucester Township by over 200 cases, Camden City remains well ahead with 2,251 reported cases of the respiratory illness, according to health officials.
“The news from other states in recent days has been a stark reminder of this virus’ resiliency," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. "We cannot let our guard down for even a single day if we are serious about stopping the spread of COVID-19."
The county has so far confirmed 7,666 positive cases (42 more in the past 24 hours) and 445 fatalities (297 from long-term care facilities).
County freeholders aren't the only ones wary of a sudden rise in cases, with Gov. Phil Murphy instilling travel rules for anyone returning to New Jersey from a state with a recent spike.
“Each of us can directly impact the likelihood of coronavirus re-surging in our community," Cappelli added. "The best way to protect others is to wear a mask whenever you are in public, and to stay home if you are feeling sick. These simple actions are our best weapons in the fight against coronavirus. If we all do our part, we can keep each other safe, we will be able to continue reopening, and we will save lives.”
Below is a breakdown of cases per municipality: