CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ– Camden County saw more than 200 brand-new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to county officials. It is the first time since the pandemic started in March that the variety of brand-new cases has actually surpassed 200.
There were 242 brand-new cases reported throughout the county on Thursday, but no new deaths. Trace examinations are underway in all new cases.
“We've had 463 cases in four days,” Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash said during a news conference together with Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) and Communicable Disease Investigator Rianna Deluca. “We had 559 cases recently, and we're averaging 111 cases a day, the greatest seven-day average we've seen throughout the crisis.”
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Camden County has actually now seen 13,334 cases and 581 verified deaths considering that the beginning of the pandemic. It has actually seen 1,561 cases amongst homeowners and 675 cases among personnel at the county's 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 343 citizens and 3 team member have actually died in relation to these facilities.
“This is the largest total of new cases we have actually ever seen in a single day in Camden County. We have to return to the state of mind we had in the spring and work to flatten this curve,” Camden County Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “Experts have actually been alerting for months that we were at threat of a fall resurgence of COVID-19, and it appears that we are now in the middle of that rise. Our contact tracing team continues to report that indoor events, to name a few aspects, are driving the spike. We need to flatten this curve and get this virus under control. That can only take place if all of us immediately alter our behavior so as to decrease the threat of spreading out the illness.”
Nash said many of the cases are not severe, however hospitalizations are increasing. Learn more here: Rate Of Coronavirus Hospitalizations At Virtua Triples: Officials
The previous highest number of new cases in a single-day in Camden County was 195, on May 9, according to numbers supplied by county officials. One-hundred sixty-five cases were reported on April 27, and 150 brand-new cases were reported on April 16.
New cases stayed listed below 100 in a single day till Oct. 13, when 135 brand-new cases were reported. The breakdown of the variety of new cases considering that Saturday can be discovered below:
- Oct. 31: 109
- Nov. 1: 133
- Nov. 2: 106
- Nov. 3: 131
- Nov. 4: 93
During this time, one brand-new death was reported, involving a Waterford male in his 90s.
“The infection is spreading at a fast rate,” Nash stated. “We're seeing it revert to trends we saw in March and April.”
Below is the breakdown of where brand-new cases were reported on Thursday, with how many were reported in that town, and how many cases and deaths there have been since the pandemic began in each:
- Audubon: 3 brand-new cases, 132 total, 4 deaths;
- Barrington: 1 brand-new case, 86 total; 3 deaths;
- Bellmawr: 2 brand-new cases, 239 overall, 9 deaths;
- Berlin Borough: 6 new cases, 149 overall, 9 deaths;
- Berlin Township: 3 brand-new cases, 79 overall, 0 deaths;
- Brooklawn: 1 brand-new case, 40 overall, 0 deaths;
- Camden City: 82 brand-new cases, 3,416 total, 89 deaths;
- Cherry Hill: 24 new cases, 1,724 total, 157 deaths;
- Clementon: 5 new cases, 132 overall 3 deaths;
- Collingswood: 5 new cases, 239 overall, 13 deaths;
- Gibbsboro: 1 brand-new case, 30 overall, 0 deaths;
- Gloucester City: 8 new cases, 188 overall, 4 deaths;
- Gloucester Township: 20 brand-new cases, 1,366 overall, 62 deaths;
- Haddon Heights: 2 new cases, 72 total, 3 deaths;
- Haddon Township: 5 brand-new cases, 181 total, 5 deaths;
- Lawnside: 1 new case, 103 overall, 1 death;
- Lindenwold: 3 new cases, 681 total, 9 deaths;
- Magnolia: 3 new cases, 52 overall, 0 deaths;
- Merchantville: 3 brand-new cases, 99 overall, 1 death;
- Oaklyn: 1 brand-new case, 51 total, 1 death;
- Pennsauken: 25 new cases, 1,250 overall, 26 deaths;
- Pine Hill: 3 brand-new cases, 235 total, 4 deaths;
- Runnemede: 1 brand-new case, 129 overall, 5 deaths;
- Somerdale: 4 brand-new cases, 98 overall, 1 death;
- Stratford: 3 new cases, 113 total, 2 deaths;
- Voorhees: 7 brand-new cases, 908 overall, 120 deaths;
- Waterford: 5 new cases, 190 overall, 3 deaths; and
- Winslow: 17 new cases, 942 overall, 35 deaths.
Haddonfield had no brand-new cases reported on Thursday, but has 144 considering that the start of the pandemic and five deaths.
Authorities repeated that indoor events stay the top factor for the current spike in cases. They advised individuals that when they get together, they ought to do it outside. When dining out, masks ought to be kept at all times unless the person is consuming or drinking.
“Eating and drinking is not a loophole for not having your mask on,” Nash said.
He said they are seeing cases in schools and youth sports, although these are not considered “superspreaders.” Nash reminded citizens that the status of schools staying open or going all-remote is ultimately up to the New Jersey Department of Education.