CAMDEN, NJ– With 56 more coronavirus cases Wednesday, Camden County authorities say the pandemic is far from over in the region.
“We do have a slight uptick over the past week or two … We were averaging about 25 brand-new cases daily, [we're] approaching towards 40 per day over the last three days,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli stated throughout a press rundown today.
The aggregate overalls are 8,781 known favorable cases and 538 deaths.
Echoing statements made by Gov. Phil Murphy earlier in the day, Cappelli stated, “Across the country, in addition to here in New Jersey, we are seeing increased transmission and contraction of coronavirus amongst youths in their teens and 20s.”
Upgrading the public on its $20M COVID-19 relief program for small businesses, authorities stated $17 million has actually already been designated to small business throughout the county.
Up until now, over 2,100 applications have actually been sent and organisations in Camden City are the second-highest municipality to request funds.”We're trying to get those funds on the streets as rapidly as possible, “Cappelli said. Nichelle Pace, Vice President of Camden Business Association– which has actually done outreach across the city– said the most instant needs have been business owners requiring helping to pay their rent or lease.
“We're finding a great deal of [need amongst] smaller sized companies with less than 20 workers … that was the sweet spot, they're the ones that require the most today,” Pace said.
In a summary of county efforts, Cappelli stated over 20,000 face masks have been distributed to homeowners, roughly 7,000 screenings have been processed across 4 test websites, a quarter of a million meals have been dispersed to anybody in requirement and more than 2,000 systems of personal protective devices (PPE) have been supplied to very first responders.
“Our group has continued, week after week, to do whatever we can to help residents, businesses and families during the crisis. Even as the spread of the coronavirus has decreased, the risk of food insecurity expanded as the economic fallout worsens. We understand jobless claims continue to mount which is why our staff members are stepping up in unprecedented methods,” stated Freeholder Jonathan Young.
For businesses interesting obtaining the county's COVID-19 relief program visit camdencountycares.com. Read TAPinto Camden's protection of the COVID-19 relief program here: Small Businesses Apply for Camden County Emergency Funds at ‘Feverish Pitch.'