CAMDEN, NJ — The 61-year-old Cherry Hill man who tested as the first positive case of the coronavirus in Camden County has fully recovered, county officials announced Tuesday evening.
Outside the three already publicized — two from Cherry Hill and one from Haddon Township — no additional cases have been confirmed in the county at this time.
“Yesterday we announced our third case and continue to monitor several residents in home quarantine. That said, the public needs to know what our status is on a daily basis,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli. “We’ve come a long way in a short period of time in regard to social distancing and mitigation efforts, but it bears repeating on St. Patty’s Day to please stay home and follow CDC guidelines.”
State health officials on Tuesday reported 89 additional COVID-19 cases bringing the state total to 267 — with an additional 17 cases under investigation.
Among the highest counties reporting: Bergen with 84, Essex with 32, and Hudson with 24.
Three people have also died from the pandemic.
A "strongly recommended" curfew is in place throughout the Garden State from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Closures are already in effect at most non-essential businesses in the state, Gov. Phil Murphy added to the list Tuesday with an executive order barring indoor portions of retail shopping malls and places of public amusement to open.
“Today is day one of life in New Jersey under the measures we’ve put in place to ensure social distancing, help ‘flatten the curve,’ and slow the spread of coronavirus,” said Murphy. “During these extraordinary times, we all have of a role to play to protect public health and emerge stronger than one New Jersey family.”
Camden County officials said trace investigations have been completed for the first two presumed positive patients and none of the additional exposed individuals have exhibited symptoms. They are in self-quarantine.
A trace investigation is currently underway for Camden County's third known patient.