Camden taking a tough COVID-19 hit – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

18November 2020

COVID cases continue to rise across the area and across the country, and southern New Jersey is no various.

Camden County is seeing frightening spikes of the infection which has actually currently infected over 4,000 homeowners and eliminated 91.

“Got to follow the guidelines. Not everybody doing six feet and using masks. Got to beware for the family, you know?” discussed Alex Cruz.

The mayor says the city is testing and tracing for COVID, however the disease has the upper hand as cold weather has actually forced locals indoors in securely packed homes.

“We have folks who operate in food service, vulnerable positions and are exposed. Many live in families with a couple generations living in the same family. Really a concern for us,” Mayor Frank Moran discussed.

Moran says COVID is likewise hammering the city's budget plan, restricting his ability to assist small businesses.

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Statewide, New Jersey is reporting over 4,000 new cases and the governor, along with other east coast leaders, are worried about university student getting back for Thanksgiving.

“We are, as a group, are asking all of our colleges and universities to make COVID screening available to all property trainees before they leave for Thanksgiving,” Gov. Phil Murphy mentioned.

In the most largely populated state, another 27 locals were declared by COVID for an overall of almost 15,000 deaths.

In his COVID briefing, Murphy stated Camden County is getting “slugged” by the infection, while South Jersey has a favorable testing rate of over 12 percent.

“There is no other way to sugarcoat these numbers. They're not good and becoming worse,” Gov. Murphy regreted.

In Camden, the challenges of poverty and drug dependency have no gone away. In the meantime, they've been shoved aside by a killer on the loose.

“I believe the winter is going to be cold and there will be much more ill individuals. I keep myself positive,” Claudia Blanco stated.

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