CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper Health Systems announced Monday that four employees at its urgent care center in Cherry Hill have self-quarantined after coming in contact with a local man presumed to have coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 61-year-old man visited the urgent care center March 3 with symptoms that were later linked to the virus - making him the first such case in Camden County.
He remains the sole presumed positive case in the county.
Cooper officials said the man did not initially show symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and a diagnosis was not suspected.
Once the New Jersey Department of Health notified Cooper that the man tested presumptive positive for the virus, four employees at the Cooper Urgent Care on Marlton Pike who came in contact with the man self-quarantined.
The man, who officials say remains stable, is currently quarantined at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital.
On Monday afternoon in a press conference, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli confirmed there are five additional “presumptive positive” cases in New Jersey - bringing the total to 11.
The new cases are in the following counties: two in Monmouth County, two in Union County, and one in Bergen County. The earlier six cases include four in Bergen County, one in Hudson County and one in Camden County.
The tests need additional confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).