BARRINGTON, NJ — A Barrington woman in her 80s became the first death linked to the novel coronavirus in Camden County, local and county officials confirmed Sunday night.

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our residents from COVID-19 on behalf of Mayor & Council and the residents of Barrington, I share our love and condolences with her family and friends,” the South Jersey borough said in a statement on Facebook. “Be assured we will do everything we can to continue to protect the health and safety of our residents.”

Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli expressed, “deepest sympathy to her family members and friends” adding that residents need follow all orders and recommendations on the state level to stay in.

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In addition to the Barrington woman, the county announced an additional eight cases over the weekend and 16 other cases Monday afternoon.

"This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 41 in Camden County today," county officials said Monday. "The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators."

The additional sixteen cases are as follows (the following is all the information that has been released):

  • Cherry Hill Male 60’s
  • Somerdale Male 40’s
  • Cherry Hill Male 70’s
  • Blackwood Female 40’s
  • Voorhees Male 30’s
  • Cherry Hill Male 20’s
  • Waterford Male 60’s
  • Cherry Hill Female 60’s
  • Waterford Works Female 60’s
  • Clementon Female 70’s
  • Clementon Male 60’s
  • Camden Female 60’s
  • Haddon Township Female 70’s
  • Haddon Township Female 50’s
  • Pennsauken Male 30’s
  • Cherry Hill Male 50’s 

The eight cases announced over the weekend are as follows:

  • Female, 30s, Cherry Hill. Self-isolating at home
  • Male, 50s, Cherry Hill, Self-isolating at home
  • Female, 20s, Pennsauken, Self-isolating at home
  • Male, 70s, Gloucester Township, currently hospitalized
  • Male, 60s, Cherry Hill, currently hospitalized
  • Female, 60s, Cherry Hill, self-isolating at home
  • Female, 60s, Cherry Hill, self-isolating at home
  • Female, 50s, Winslow, currently hospitalized

On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said in New Jersey there are now 2,844 cases (an additional 935) and a total of 27 deaths. 

Murphy on Saturday also called for the shutdown of the majority of the state's businesses and banned social gatherings under a “Stay at Home” order.

Cappelli has urged any Camden County residents who are able to give blood to do so given shortages linked to COVID-19.

“The American Red Cross has announced a severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic and widespread cancellations of planned donation appointments,” he said. “A ready and available blood supply is critical to our nation’s health system in order to treat everything from accident victims to cancer patients.”

If you would like to donate immediately visit www.redcross.org and schedule an appointment to visit the Camden County Blood Donation Center at 5425 Marlton Pike.

Cappelli will hold a virtual address on Monday at 1:30 p.m. to address public concerns. 

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