CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — A Winslow Township man in his 50s became the latest positive COVID-19 case in Camden County, officials announced Friday.
At least 13 cases have been confirmed in the county as of Friday afternoon.
“This fight is a long way from over, but we want to thank the people of Camden County who are taking this threat seriously and doing everything they can to stay home, limit their exposure to others, and reduce the spread of this disease,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli.
The Winslow Township man is currently self-isolating at his home. Additional details on his identity and recent travel history were not available.
Health officials said a trace investigation, which helps to learn if anyone else may have been exposed to the virus, is currently underway.
Cappelli said, "it is important to recognize that more cases will be confirmed in the coming days and weeks because of the slowly increasing availability of testing. This does not mean that social distancing measures are not working. Staying home is our best course of action to stay healthy and save lives.”
Testing will be facilitated by the county at Camden County College's Blackwood campus. Cooper Health has also announced it will provide a site for its patients.
Gov. Phil Murphy released the most recent statewide numbers Friday afternoon: 890 cases and 11 deaths.