CAMDEN, NJ — Eleven new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County were confirmed Wednesday, including five additional cases in Cherry Hill.
On Tuesday, 18 cases were reported and over the weekend the first death in the county was announced.
“Today we saw a small decline in the number of positive cases coming in, but we are in no way out of the woods with this virus,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli.
In Camden County, where there are now 70 cases, patients are receiving treatments at either Cooper Health, Virtua or Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. In the city of Camden there have been two positive cases.
In a video Wednesday evening, Camden Mayor Frank Moran pleaded with residents to stay home while the city, county and state remain in a state of emergency.
“This is the time for us as a community to continue to social distance, so we can do our best to break the back of this virus and buy more time for our medical professionals to come up with medication and a vaccine to protect us all," said Cappelli. "In the interim, please keep staying at home and know that this mitigation strategy will yield successful results in saving lives.”
Officials plan to host a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday at 3 p.m. To tune in visit the county's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/camdencountynj/.
State health officials on Wednesday announced a total of 4,402 positive cases in New Jersey and 62 reported deaths.
Below is a breakdown of new patients in Camden County:
New Patient 1: Male, 50s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 2: Female, Juvenile, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 3: Female, 50s, Pennsauken Township
New Patient 4: Female, 30s, Gloucester City
New Patient 5: Female, 20s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 6: Male, 20s, Voorhees Township
New Patient 7: Male, 50s, Voorhees Township
New Patient 8: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 9: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 10: Male, 70s, Cherry Hill Township
New Patient 11: Male, 60s, Winslow Township