CAMDEN, NJ — Cherry Hill, Voorhees and the city of Camden have reported more coronavirus-linked deaths than any of the other Camden County municipalities combined. 

Cherry Hill, which first led the county in positive COVID-19 cases when the outbreak began, has had the most deaths with 84. It was later surpassed by Camden City, which now has over 1,200 cases and 23 deaths. And lastly, Voorhees Township has confirmed at least 56 deaths. 

The total number of deaths in the county stands at 241 (11 additionally reported in the last 24 hours) and 4,354 positive cases (60 more) as of Wednesday afternoon.

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"I will never grow used to making these tragic announcements and long for the day that we will have rid ourselves of this deadly virus which continues to rip cherished members of our community from their loved ones,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. “We are extremely encouraged that despite the inclusion of cases that we were unable to report yesterday due to a system outage, today’s figure remains low.

The county said 180 of the deaths have been reported out of long-term care facilities — which State Health Commissioner is now requiring to test all of their residents and staff.

“Widespread testing is the only way our LTCs can get a handle on how many of their residents have contracted the virus and ensure that they do not spread it to others within the facility,” said Cappelli. “This is a necessary action to protect our vulnerable residents in these facilities which have already faced a devastating impact caused by coronavirus. The county asked these facilities to take up this objective in April, I applaud the state for mandating this vital initiative for resident and staff safety in all of our 56 organizations.”

The additional deaths announced Wednesday are outlined below. Case details are available here:

Case 1:

 

MALE,

 

50s,

 

Winslow

 

Case 2:

 

FEMALE,

 

60s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 3:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

Voorhees

 

Case 4:

 

FEMALE,

 

60s,

 

Gloucester Township

 

Case 5:

 

MALE,

 

90s,

 

Winslow

 

Case 6:

 

MALE,

 

90s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 7:

 

MALE,

 

70s,

 

Voorhees

 

Case 8:

 

FEMALE,

 

90s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

Case 9:

 

MALE,

 

80s,

 

Berlin Borough

 

Case 10:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Camden

 

Case 11:

 

FEMALE,

 

70s,

 

Cherry Hill

 

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