Camden Countys COVID Cases Up 7 Percent: See Town Updates – Patch.com

9January 2021

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — The coronavirus continues to take a grim toll on Camden County, impacting local businesses and schools in the region, according to updated state data (see town-by-town totals below).

Camden County this week reported a 10-month total of 31,052 coronavirus cases, an increase of 2,142 cases and a 7.4 percent increase over the previous week.

The rise is reflected in the state Department of Health's most recent “COVID-19 Activity Level Report,” which is issued weekly. The most recent report, released Thursday, says Camden County is still in the “red zone” for coronavirus cases.

The “red zone” means the daily new COVID-19 virus case rate, per 100,000 people, rose to “very high” in all 21 counties. That means they exceed 25 cases per 1,000 people over a seven-day average.

The latest reports say the overall coronavirus activity level also rose from “moderate,” or “yellow,” to “high,” or “orange,” in recent weeks in all 21 New Jersey counties.

With the rise to a “high” level, state officials said, school districts in those counties may have to take more serious steps — such as quarantining or even shutting down schools — if a child shows the symptoms of COVID-19.

“When it is high risk, there are some recommendations that we make together with local school boards,” said Edward Lifshitz, medical director for the state Department of Health.

Indeed, a number of school districts have shifted to remote instruction as the numbers have risen.

The overall coronavirus risk rose to “high” in each of the counties because:

  • The new daily case rate in each of the counties rose to 10 or more per 100,000 people.
  • The percent of COVID-19-like illnesses 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:

  • Audubon: 383
  • Audubon Park: 37
  • Barrington: 281
  • Bellmawr: 679
  • Berlin Boro: 364
  • Berlin Township: 232
  • Brooklawn: 91
  • Camden: 6,958
  • Cherry Hill: 3,726
  • Chesilhurst: 91
  • Clementon: 282
  • Collingswood: 553
  • Gibbsboro: 73
  • Gloucester City: 585
  • Gloucester Township: 3,516
  • Haddon Heights: 213
  • Haddon Township: 533
  • Haddonfield: 371
  • Hi-Nella: 36
  • Laurel Springs: 102
  • Lawnside: 238
  • Lindenwold: 1,379
  • Magnolia: 165
  • Merchantville: 217
  • Mount Ephraim: 181
  • Oaklyn: 149
  • Pennsauken: 1,083
  • Pine Hill: 572
  • Runnemede: 390
  • Somerdale: 280
  • Stratford: 292
  • Voorhees: 1,648
  • Waterford: 467
  • Winslow: 2,225
  • Woodlynne: 244
  • Unknown: 13
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