CAMDEN, NJ — The county health department says it is now aware of an additional eight COVID-19 deaths and 33 positive cases (total of 7,624 cases and 445 fatalities).

The latest figures come a day after the country announced 38,115 new cases - exceeding the previous single-day record for new cases set on April 25 at 34,203. 

“Yesterday, the United States set a record high for new cases in a single day,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said. “It is critical that we remember that this pandemic is not over just because we are experiencing a reprieve in New Jersey from what we faced in the spring.”

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The additional deaths include six from Cherry Hill, one from Camden city and one from Winslow Township. 

Of the total, 1,775 cases derive from long-term care facilities and 298 deaths. 

As it continues to provide food for anyone adversely impacted by the pandemic, Camden County will host a distribution Friday at 11 a.m. at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus (200 College Drive).

Over 1,200 boxes of food (each with roughly 24 pounds worth) will be handed out, thanks to a partnership with Touch New Jersey Food Alliance. 

“Even with our COVID-19 cases down, the economic impact of this pandemic is still being felt throughout our community,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “We are partnering with Touch NJ to make sure that no one goes hungry because of lost income, employment, or any other factor caused or exacerbated by the coronavirus.”

Walk-ups will receive as many as two boxes, while drive-ups are eligible for four.

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