CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ– County officials will supply an upgrade on Camden County's coronavirus reaction as cases continue to increase countywide.
Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) will join Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash and Communicable Disease Investigator Rianna Deluca for the address, which will be livestreamed on Camden County's Facebook page and at camdencounty.com/live. The event will start at twelve noon on Thursday.
“We are regularly seeing an increasing continual rate of transmission with COVID cases throughout the county that is exceptionally befuddling. In between community transmission and hospitalizations, we are enduring the second wave of this virus,” Nash said. “It is extremely essential at this time that everybody comprehends the state of this crisis and how they can assist to stop the spread. This rise does not have to continue, but it depends on everyone doing their part and taking the appropriate precautions to meet this minute head on.”
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On Wednesday, Camden County reported 224 brand-new coronavirus cases for Tuesday and Wednesday. As of Wednesday, there have actually been 13,092 coronavirus cases in Camden County today and 581 overall casualties since the beginning of the pandemic, according to numbers provided by Camden County officials.
One brand-new death was reported on Wednesday. A Waterford male in his 90s has actually died after checking positive for the coronavirus. Trace examinations are underway in all new cases.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family, along with the families of everybody we have actually lost to this insidious virus,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. stated. “We are continuing to experience unmitigated spread of this infection and it shows no signs of slowing. Everybody needs to be taking precautions to secure themselves and their families, including preventing indoor events, using a mask whenever you're around others, social distancing when possible, and working with contact tracers when they call. The coming weeks are going to present brand-new and unprecedented challenges, but we will get through it together and be stronger for it.”
The Camden County Department of Health also revealed 1,572 confirmed resident cases and 673 personnel cases in the county's 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 343 resident deaths and 3 staff deaths have actually been reported from these centers.