CAMDEN, NJ — The city of Camden has 15 additional positive cases of coronavirus, as well as three new deaths, officials confirmed this evening.
There have been at least five deaths in the city connected to the virus, and 18 in the county (where officials confirmed a total of 684 cases this afternoon).
Among the deaths announced by Gov. Phil Murphy in today's press conference was Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun.
"Mayor [Frank] Moran and the City of Camden stand in prayers on the passing of Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun due to COVID-19," the city said in an online post.
Yun, who represented Ward D, reportedly contracted the virus while on a trip to Korea two months ago.
“He was a great coworker and a tireless advocate for the people of Jersey City,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop in a tweet. “More than that he was a great father, husband, and grandfather. I can speak for the entire JC community that we are devastated.”
Meetings to be held online
Earlier in the day, the city also announced it would be hosting a council caucus on Tuesday and council meeting on April 14 via Zoom.
"Consistent with Murphy's order Camden City Council will be observing the practice of social distancing," the city said while announcing the change. "This is necessary in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the public and City Council members."
The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. and links to the streams will be available here.