CAMDEN, NJ — More than 370 healthcare workers in Camden County account for the area's 3,980 positive coronavirus cases.
A spokesman with the county said the figure stood at 378 as of Wednesday.
"Please join me in wishing them all a speedy recovery and thanking them for putting their lives on the line for all of us," Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said in announcing the figure.
On Friday, county officials confirmed 140 new cases and at least 11 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 218.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by this disease, their families, friends, and loved ones,” said Cappelli. “We are continuing to fight this virus with every weapon at our disposal."
In all, over 150 of the deaths trace back to long-term care facilities, which the county has reached out to the state for help in monitoring.
"The simple truth is that while this period of staying at home has worn on us all, we must continue to be serious about our social distancing efforts," Cappelli said. "This virus has not been eradicated; it has not been stopped. The only way to protect yourself and your family is to stay home and avoid areas where you cannot maintain distance from others.”
Below is a list of the additional deaths announced Friday:
Case 1: MALE, 60s, VOORHEES
Case 2: FEMALE, 90s, COLLINGSWOOD
Case 3: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL
Case 4: DEMALE, 90s, BARRINGTON
Case 5: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES
Case 6: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN
Case 7: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES
Case 8: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL
Case 9: MALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL
Case 10: FEMALE, 80s, BELLMAWR
Case 11: MALE, 90s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP