CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County officials will address the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual update Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
With 102 more cases announced Tuesday and 13 deaths reported Monday, the county has surpassed 38,800 cases and 1,036 deaths so far. Commissioner Director Lou Cappelli also noted Monday that the county's Blackwood vaccine site, which was launched through a partnership by Cooper University and Jefferson Health, has administered more than 22,000 doses.
Statewide, officials confirmed 2,516 more cases and 104 new deaths this afternoon. The vaccination count is up to 1,713,580 doses in New Jersey as of this morning.
While the state totals more than 680,000 cases and over 20,000 deaths, the United States reported over 500,000 deaths Monday.
“Since December, I’ve pointed to the disjointed reality we are now living, one where the good news and bad news seem to come and change so quickly that it is difficult to fully understand the situation we face. Vaccinations, the key to beating this pandemic, are finally underway and are cause for celebration, and yet we have faced more loss in the past three months than at any other point during this crisis,” Cappelli said in a statement following the confirmation of half a million American deaths.
“Because the pandemic continues to pose such an existential threat, we have not had an opportunity to gather and honor those who have been taken, but they remain in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers, nonetheless,” he continued. “Until our pre-pandemic normal returns, we can still honor the legacy of those we have lost by taking extra precautions and fighting to ensure that not a single additional person loses their life to this disease.”