CAMDEN, NJ — At least 52 of the reported 85 deaths linked to the coronavirus in Camden County as of Monday stem from long term care facilities. 

The county began inspections of those centers recently, after Gov. Phil Murphy vowed for more oversight following an "unacceptable" situation in Andover Township.

"Last week the department took over random inspections of our 56 long-term care facilities (LTCs) from the state of New Jersey in order to audit and inspect operations that have at least 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappeli.

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Initial audits revealed a lack of testing or no testing at all, a shortage of PPE's and less staff than would be required to properly run facilities, county officials said. 

"These facilities across the board were severely underprepared for the outbreak and in many ways have suffered like so many other segments of the health care industry," Cappelli said.

According to a state tally, sixteen long term care facilities in Camden County have confirmed cases. 

Avista Healthcare in Cherry Hill has had the most coronavirus-linked deaths in the county with 11. Meanwhile, Lions Gate Continuing Care Retirement Community in Vorhees has topped the number of positive cases with 62.

In the city of Camden, the only long term care facility with reported positive cases as of Monday is Abigail House LTC with two.

Today, the county says it has delivered thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to these centers.

Moreover, it reported 75 more cases since Sunday – 26 in Camden City — for a total of 2,090 and five more deaths.

Going forward, Cappelli said Camden County will also provide daily updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases at long term care centers, including figures on staff and residents. 

“We know that we still have a long way to go in this fight, and it does not get any easier to announce new cases or deaths as we continue to get through this pandemic," he added. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who have lost a loved one, as well as those who have contracted the virus."

Below is a breakdown of the additional deaths reported Monday:

Case 1: Female, 80s, Voorhees

Case 2: Female, 90s, Voorhees

Case 3: Male, 80s Voorhees

Case 4: Male, 70s, Cherry Hill

Case 5: Female, 90s, Cherry Hill

Below is a breakdown of the additional positive cases reported Monday:

New Patient 1: MALE,          80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

New Patient 2: MALE,          30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 3: FEMALE,     50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 4: MALE,          20s, PINE HILL BOROUGH

New Patient 5: FEMALE,     40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 6: MALE,          40s, BERLIN BOROUGH

New Patient 7: FEMALE,     40s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 8: MALE,          50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 9: FEMALE,     50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 10: FEMALE,   20s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 11: FEMALE,   60s, HADDON TOWNSHIP

New Patient 12: MALE,        20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 13: FEMALE,   30s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH

New Patient 14: MALE,        50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 15: MALE,        20s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH

New Patient 16: MALE,        40s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 17: MALE,        40s, MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH

New Patient 18: MALE,        60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 19: FEMALE,   60s, STRATFORD BOROUGH

New Patient 20: FEMALE,   90s, HADDON TOWNSHIP

New Patient 21: MALE,        50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 22: FEMALE,   UNKNOWN,             CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

New Patient 23: FEMALE,   50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 24: FEMALE,   30s, GLOUCESTER CITY

New Patient 25: MALE,        60s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 26: MALE,        60s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 27: MALE,        70s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 28: FEMALE,   20s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 29: MALE,        30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 30: MALE,        60s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 31: FEMALE,   50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 32: FEMALE,   60s, GLOUCESTER CITY

New Patient 33: FEMALE,   50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 34: MALE,        60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 35: FEMALE,   80s, BERLIN BOROUGH

New Patient 36: MALE,        30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 37: MALE,        80s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH

New Patient 38: MALE,        70s, CHESILHURST BOROUGH

New Patient 39: MALE,        90s, GLOUCESTER CITY

New Patient 40: MALE,        30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 41: MALE,        30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 42: FEMALE,   20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 43: MALE,        40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

New Patient 44: FEMALE,   30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 45: FEMALE,   30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 46: MALE,        50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 47: FEMALE,   60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 48: MALE,        50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 49: MALE,        60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 50: FEMALE,   50s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH

New Patient 51: FEMALE,   30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 52: FEMALE,   50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 53: FEMALE,   60s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH

New Patient 54: MALE,        10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 55: MALE,        80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 56: FEMALE,   50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 57: FEMALE,   40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

New Patient 58: FEMALE,   40s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 59: MALE,        30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 60: FEMALE,   60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 61: FEMALE,   40s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 62: MALE,        50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 63: FEMALE,   60s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 64: FEMALE,   50s, AUDUBON BOROUGH

New Patient 65: FEMALE,   60s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH

New Patient 66: MALE,        30s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 67: MALE,        70s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 68: FEMALE,   50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

New Patient 69: FEMALE,   60s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 70: MALE,        30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

New Patient 71: MALE,        60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP

New Patient 72: MALE,        40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

New Patient 73: MALE,        50s, CAMDEN CITY

New Patient 74: FEMALE,   80s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

New Patient 75: MALE,        40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

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