CAMDEN, NJ — The condition of the Cherry Hill man — who remains Camden County's sole "presumptive positive" case of coronavirus (COVID-19) — has been upgraded, according to county officials Tuesday.
“In regard to Camden County’s presumptive positive case of a Cherry Hill resident at Jefferson Hospital, I’m happy to report that the patient is doing very well," said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli.
Cappelli further noted that seven other individuals the 61-year-old man came in contact with have been self-quarantined and remain asymptomatic.
"In fact, all seven will complete their quarantine by tomorrow and, just to reiterate, this patient did not take mass transit and did not attend any social gatherings while he was symptomatic," he added.
The Cherry Hill man presented symptoms as early as Feb. 26, according to officials. He has received treatment at the Cherry Hill hospital since March 3.
Four employees of the urgent care center he first visited 10 minutes away from the hospital have since self-quarantined.
As of Tuesday, there has been one death linked to coronavirus, 15 reported cased in the state (awaiting confirmation from the CDC), and 31 cases under investigation.
Gov. Phil Murphy also declared a state of emergency.
County officials, who canceled all senior events in March, said the risk to the public based on this presumptive positive is very low.
Cappelli said Camden County continue limit social interactions in the area, "accelerate" the sanitizing of county buildings, cancel any travel plans for officials out of the state or country.
A list of best practices to limit exposure is available here, via the CDC.