Camden County Saw 500 New Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day: Officials – Patch.com

24November 2020

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ– Camden County saw more than 500 brand-new coronavirus cases on Saturday as a brand-new state report lists the threat for the virus as “high.”

Camden County reported 562 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to numbers offered by the Camden County Department of Health.

Another 218 were reported on Sunday, and 371 were reported on Monday. On Tuesday, 253 new cases and 11 new deaths were reported. The new deaths included:

  • A Clementon guy in his 50s;
  • A Voorhees male in his 70s;
  • A Brooklawn guy in his 60s;
  • A Gloucester Township lady in her 80s;
  • A Cherry Hill woman in her 90s;
  • A Winslow Township guy in his 80s;
  • A Gloucester Township male in his 50s;
  • A Gloucester Township guy in his 80s;
  • A Pennsauken male in his 80s;
  • A Haddon Township male in his 90s; and
  • A Voorhees woman in her 90s.

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“While Saturday's figure might be an outlier, it fits with the total pattern we have seen in current weeks,” Camden County Director Louis Cappelli Jr. stated. “We've now seen significantly more cases in the previous 23 days than we did throughout the entire summer season. The driving force behind these cases continues to be little indoor events. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it is vital that we limit our exposure to others. This year's events must be kept small, and ideally restricted only to those in your immediate family. We can still flatten the curve, just as we performed in the spring, however it will not take place without the effort of every member of our community. Keep in mind, if you ever start to feel sick, stay at home and get evaluated as soon as possible.”

Camden County has now seen 18,026 cases of the coronavirus and 607 validated deaths related to the infection since the pandemic began. There were more than 5,000 new cases reported in November, which was more than it saw in June, July and August combined, according to Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young.

The infection rate is 1.25 percent, indicating that everyone who evaluates favorable for the coronavirus is infecting more than someone. The test positivity rate is 11.6 percent.

The Camden County Department of Health likewise announced that 1,685 cases have been reported among locals and 768 cases have been reported amongst staff in the county's 56 long-term care centers. Since Tuesday, 354 residents and 3 employee have actually died after evaluating favorable for the coronavirus.

During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Young stated the infection is being spread out in households, at work and through little, indoor gatherings. Another problem is that individuals keep going out after they start to experience signs because they do not want to overreact to a cold or allergic reactions.

The state Department of Health's “COVID-19 Activity Level Report,” which is provided weekly, states the coronavirus activity level rose from “moderate” to “high” over the previous week in 18 New Jersey counties, including Camden County. Only three counties– Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland– stay at the “moderate” level.

New Jersey's statewide activity is also at a “high” level, the DOH said, now that New Jersey's brand-new daily case total topped 4,000 on six of the last 10 days, the very first time that's ever taken place. It was the first time the Garden State struck that level since May. Find out more here: Coronavirus Risk Rises To ‘High' In 18 NJ Counties: Here's Where

Camden City is the Camden County town with the greatest variety of cases during the pandemic, with 4,464. It has seen the third highest number of deaths at 92.

Cherry Hill has had 2,220 cases and 160 deaths, the highest number of deaths in the county. Gloucester Township has actually had 1,907 cases and 67 deaths, while Voorhees has had 1,156 cases and 123 deaths. To see the complete breakdown by town, go to camdencounty.com.

The coronavirus danger increased to “high” in each of the counties because:

  • The new daily case rate in each of the counties increased to 10 or more per 100,000 individuals
  • The percent of COVID-like health problems rose above 5.52 in each of the counties.
  • The percent of favorable cases increased above 10.01.

Gov. Phil Murphy attended to the increase throughout an interview with CBS morning on Tuesday, stating New Jersey has been experiencing a “bad mix” of winter and pandemic tiredness in which too many people are letting their guard down.

With reporting by Tom Davis

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