CAMDEN, NJ– Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli did not mince words Monday in his Camden County coronavirus upgrade, asking homeowners to “return to the state of mind we had in March.”
The county's health department confirmed 348 more cases over the weekend (total of 12,868 cases and 580 deaths). Of those cases, 20 were juveniles, 20 traced back to Camden city and 74 were patients in their 20s.
Given that March when the break out began, Camden has actually collected 3,280 favorable cases and 89 deaths, with Cherry Hill tallying 1,679 cases and 157 deaths.
“We can stop the spread of coronavirus without shuttering our economy again, however it will take the committed effort of each people,” Cappelli stated. “Do not gather indoors, wear a mask whenever you are around others, preserve social distance at all times possible, and deal with our contact tracers when they call.”
Camden County currently ranks 10th across New Jersey, according to the state control panel.In her portion of a virtual instruction on Monday,State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the NJ positivity rate in the north is 5.78%, 4.13% in the main counties and 6.47% in the south.
“We've been here prior to, those hard days in March and April,” Persichilli stated. “Back then, all of you did the hard work … We need to continue crucial avoidance efforts.”
Long-lasting care centers in Camden County currently represent 1,563 cases and 343 deaths from the resident population, along with 658 cases and 3 deaths traced back to staff members.
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