CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ– The coronavirus continues to take a grim toll on Camden County, impacting regional services and schools in the area, according to updated state information (see town-by-town totals below).
The state Department of Health's most recent “COVID-19 Activity Level Report,” which is issued weekly, states Camden County is still in the “red zone” for coronavirus cases.
Camden County reported 25,296 cases on Friday, a boost of 2,029 over recently.
The “red zone” means the everyday new COVID-19 infection case rate, per 100,000 individuals, rose to “extremely high” in all 21 counties. That means they go beyond 25 cases per 1,000 people over a seven-day average.
The most recent reports say the total coronavirus activity level also rose from “moderate,” or “yellow,” to “high,” or “orange,” in recent weeks in all 21 New Jersey counties.
With the increase to a “high” level, state officials said, school districts in those counties might have to take more severe actions– such as quarantining or perhaps closing down schools– if a kid reveals the signs of COVID-19.
“When it is high danger, there are some suggestions that we make together with regional school boards,” stated Edward Lifshitz, medical director for the state Department of Health.
Undoubtedly, a number of school districts have actually moved to remote direction as the numbers have risen.The general coronavirus danger increased to “high” in each of the counties due to the fact that:
- The new daily case rate in each of the counties rose to 10 or more per 100,000 individuals.
- The percent of COVID-19-like diseases rose above 5.52 in each of the counties.
- The percent of positive cases rose above 10.01.
Camden County officials provided the following breakdown of cases by town: