CAMDEN, NJ — Officials in Camden County, which now has 7,441 total cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), say the region has averaged fewer than 30 daily cases this past week.

“This was not thinkable a month ago when we were seeing between 80 and 90 cases each day,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said Thursday. “This is due entirely to the actions of our residents who are wearing masks, staying home, and taking steps to reduce the likelihood that they contract or spread coronavirus.”

The health department reported 19 new cases this afternoon and 2 deaths linked to the respiratory illness: two men in their 90s from Voorhees and Cherry Hill respectively.

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The death toll stands at 430.

Cappelli noted that 15 of every 1,000 residents in the county have contracted the virus, and 98% of said patients in the recovery stage. 

Safeguards taken countywide — social distancing, limiting travel, wearing face masks and gloves — have made a significant impact in flattening the curve, officials have reiterated. 

“If we continue to take these actions, we can keep the spread of this disease low in our community, and we can save hundreds or thousands of lives in the process,” Cappelli said. 

The county will continue its weekly food distribution Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Procathedral (2907 Federal Street, Camden). 

“The Freeholder Board and Touch New Jersey Food Alliance will be continuing to partner to deliver these critical resources throughout the next two months in an effort to combat hunger caused and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “While our cases of COVID-19 may be down, and we are hopeful they stay down, the long-term effects of this pandemic have only just begun."

Young added that the county will continue to ensure, "that this public health crisis does not become a crisis of hunger in Camden County.”

More than 1,200 boxes of food, each weighing 24 pounds, will be made available. 

 A list of the county's new cases is available here:

New Patient 1:   MALE,   30s,   BELLMAWR BOROUGH  
New Patient 2:   MALE,   30s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 3:   MALE,   20s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 4:   MALE,   30s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 5:   FEMALE,   70s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 6:   FEMALE,   30s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 7:   FEMALE,   50s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 8:   FEMALE,   80s,   CAMDEN CITY  
New Patient 9:   MALE,   90s,   CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 10:   FEMALE,   40s,   CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 11:   MALE,   60s,   CLEMENTON BOROUGH  
New Patient 12:   FEMALE,   60s,   GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 13:   FEMALE,   60s,   HADDONFIELD BOROUGH  
New Patient 14:   MALE,   20s,   LINDENWOLD BOROUGH  
New Patient 15:   FEMALE,   20s,   PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 16:   MALE,   90s,   VOORHEES TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 17:   MALE,   20s,   WINSLOW TOWNSHIP  
New Patient 18:   MALE,   50s,   WOODLYNNE BOROUGH  
New Patient 19:   FEMALE,   20s,   WOODLYNNE BOROUGH  

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