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COVID-19 Update: Cases, Trends; Hospital Census & Cases by County

COVID-19 updates and data.

This post is updated every day and throughout the day as new information becomes available. Scroll through as post is organized:

  1. Camden County
  2. Gloucester County
  3. Statewide Data

Editor’s Note: Camden County recently announced that new cases and deaths in the County will no longer be announced on weekends or holidays. All weekend cases and deaths will be announced on the next business day and will be properly attributed to the day they were received.

Camden County:

On August 11, 2020, the Camden County Department of Health announced 25 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 9,206 in Camden County today and 550 total fatalities.

“The rate of transmission in New Jersey has fallen back below 1.0 for two consecutive days, a sign that our collective effort to stop the spread of this disease is working,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This fight is going to continue to be a push and pull until we have a vaccine. If we wear masks, social distance, and work with contact tracers, then we will continue trending in a positive direction. Our region is showing the country what a strong, sustained recovery looks like, and the residents of Camden County have played an integral role in making that possible.”

The Department of Health is announcing 25 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,338 confirmed resident cases and 527 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 9,206 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 311 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 550 total fatalities countywide.

Image credit: New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 10s, BERLIN BOROUGH
New Patient 3: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 4: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 22: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 25: MALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

The county Health Department is currently working to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

Click here to read Camden County Health Dept. Rectifies COVID-19 Cases From State.

Camden County COVID-19 Cases By Town

Audubon Borough
Cases: 77
Deaths: 3

Audubon Park
Cases: 7
Deaths: 0

Cases: 48
Deaths: 4

Cases: 157
Deaths: 8

Berlin Boro
Cases: 82
Deaths: 11

Berlin Twp.
Cases: 46
Deaths: 0

Cases: 29
Deaths: 0

Camden City
Cases: 2,545
Deaths: 71

Cherry Hill
Cases: 1,214
Deaths: 163

Cases: 31
Deaths: 1

Cases: 84
Deaths: 4

Cases: 152
Deaths: 13

Cases: 19
Deaths: 0

Gloucester City
Deaths: 5

Gloucester Twp.
Cases: 906
Deaths: 57

Cases: 79
Deaths: 6

Haddon Heights
Cases 44
Deaths 3

Haddon Township
Cases: 110
Deaths: 0

Cases: 4
Deaths: 0

Cases: 70
Deaths: 1

Laurel Springs
Cases: 21
Deaths: 2

Cases: 70
Deaths: 1

Cases: 517
Deaths: 8

Cases: 31
Deaths: 1

Cases: 66
Deaths: 3

Mt. Ephraim
Cases: 39
Deaths: 1

Cases: 33
Deaths: 1

Cases: 850
Deaths: 22

Pine Hill
Cases: 149
Deaths: 4

Pine Valley
Cases: 0
Deaths: 0

Cases: 85
Deaths: 5

Cases: 66
Deaths: 2

Cases: 75
Deaths: 4

Cases: 612
Deaths: 109

Waterford Twp.
Cases: 121
Deaths: 4

Winslow Twp.
Cases: 612
Deaths: 26

Cases: 96
Deaths: 1

Gloucester County:

On August 11, 2020, the Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 28 additional cases of COVID-19.

As of August 11, 2020, Gloucester County has conducted 37,299 total tests.

Of these cases, 33,996 have come back negative.

Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 case count is now 3,303.

Gloucester County has reported 206 deaths. A full list including age, sex and municipality is available here:
Information of COVID-19 deaths in Gloucester County begins on page 68.

Image credit: Gloucester County

Gloucester County COVID-19 Cases by Town

Clayton Borough
Cases: 95
Deaths: 1

Deptford Township
Cases: 651
Deaths: 85

East Greenwich Township
Cases: 67
Deaths: 1

Elk Township
Cases: 43
Deaths: 1

Franklin Township
Cases: 114
Deaths: 6

Glassboro Borough
Cases: 191
Deaths: 7

Greenwich Township
Cases: 40
Deaths: 3

Harrison Township
Cases: 93
Deaths: 1

Logan Township
Cases: 48
Deaths: 1

Mantua Township
Cases: 145
Deaths: 2

Monroe Township
Cases: 369
Deaths: 11

National Park Borough
Cases: 26
Deaths: 2

Newfield Borough
Cases: 14
Deaths: 2

Paulsboro Borough
Cases: 79
Deaths: 4

Pitman Borough
Cases: 66
Deaths: 2

South Harrison Township
Cases: 83
Deaths: 0

Swedesboro Borough
Cases: 52
Deaths: 2

Washington Township
Cases: 583
Deaths: 38

Wenonah Borough
Cases: 16
Deaths: 1

West Deptford Township
Cases: 195
Deaths: 18

Westville Borough
Cases: 55
Deaths: 2

Woodbury City
Cases: 125
Deaths: 11

Woodbury Heights Borough
Cases: 25
Deaths: 1

Woolwich Township
Cases: 128
Deaths: 4

Statewide Data

Credit: New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard

**This post is regularly updated as new data becomes available.**

Bright Side Covid-19 Feature Stories

Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center Enlists South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund Grant to Provide Food Assistance

Haddonfield, NJ – The Community Foundation of South Jersey made a $5,000 grant to the Salvation Army Kroc Center from the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund. With support from CFSJ and others, the Kroc Center has provided tens of thousands worth of grocery items and food to local residents since the pandemic onset. 

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division has experienced a four hundred percent increase in families seeking aid, including food, statewide.  

In order to meet the demand, The Salvation Army opened three warehouses located in Vineland, Red Bank, and Newark. At these locations, they receive and store food from New Jersey food banks in bulk. 

“We are so thankful that the Community Foundation of South Jersey was able to help fund our organization and support our families in need,” said Kroc Center Administrator Major Terry Wood, “The pandemic is not only an economic crisis but a mental health crisis caused by the stress residents are feeling.  We are working hard to help alleviate some of that stress as we provide help and hope. This grant surely helps.”

“Food access is a basic need. With the COVID-19 Response Fund, we prioritized these triage needs,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “Now, more than ever, nonprofits such as the Kroc Center need help, and we are so proud of our South Jersey neighbors for stepping up to the challenge and providing the money needed to make our COVID-19 response possible.”

The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund continues to assist local nonprofits that need support in order to serve communities impacted by the pandemic.

To date, the Fund has raised over $1 million, but this is not enough to meet the overwhelming need.  Since March, CFSH has gotten over $6 million in grant requests.  

If you would like to support the only such Fund where donations stay in our South Jersey region, please visit

About The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden

The 120,000 square-foot Salvation Army Kroc Center redefines what a community center is all about.

This extraordinary facility houses an array of education, sports, faith, arts, and other support programs never before assembled under one roof in the City of Camden.  

The Kroc Center ministry, as well as the building itself, has been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform lives within the community.  

It is a dynamic regional asset that is open and accessible to all.  For more information about the Center or to donate directly, please visit

About the Community Foundation of South Jersey

The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) envisions an eight-county region thriving, where all neighbors aspire, succeed, participate, and give.

The vision is realized as CFSJ inspires generosity, manages and deploys permanent charitable assets, and exercises collaborative leadership to create a more equitable region. CFSJ works with South Jersey philanthropists, local nonprofits, and neighbors to build capital, contribute assets, and create permanent endowments for impact in perpetuity.

By aligning donor interests and using the investment earnings on each of its endowed funds, CFSJ makes grants and builds leadership within the community to create thriving, equitable, and livable communities for all.

Currently, CFSJ manages assets of more than $23 million. CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at

Covid-19 In The Courts

Judiciary Initiative Provides Outreach for Landlords and Tenants During Health Crisis

The New Jersey Judiciary has launched an initiative to provide landlords and tenants with information about court operations as well as available services and community resources during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Through this initiative, each of the Judiciary’s 15 court vicinages are sponsoring at least two landlord/tenant community resource webinars throughout the month of August. Among the topics to be discussed are the role of the courts in resolving landlord/tenant matters, the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the pretrial settlement conference process. “The New Jersey Judiciary is a neutral arbitrator in resolving litigation, but we have a responsibility to promote the community collaboration needed to tackle this challenge facing our state. As part of that effort, we have set up this series of seminars in order to provide all parties the information and resources needed to reach the best possible outcome for their cases,” said Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts.

A recent webinar kicking off the virtual outreach sessions included representatives from the Judiciary, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Legal Services of New Jersey and the New Jersey Apartment Association. The vicinage seminars will provide information about county-specific services and resources and allows landlords and tenants to ask general questions about how to resolve their cases.

Individual cases will not be discussed. Under an executive order from the Governor, evictions of residential tenants are currently suspended until 60 days after the conclusion of the COVID-19 public health emergency and state of emergencies.

A Supreme Court’s July 14 order prohibits evictions based on nonpayment of rent. The order allows eviction trials to be held only in the event of the death of a tenant or if the court determines the existence of an emergency, such as documented violence, criminal activity, or other health and safety concerns. Several counties are holding virtual settlement conferences, which also will be offered statewide in the coming weeks.

While all parties are encouraged to participate in the pretrial settlement process, either party can decline to participate without penalty.

A full schedule of webinars is available at

Bright Side Covid-19 Feature Stories

246,000 Meals Delivered to Seniors During COVID-19

Since the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services expanded its meal delivery program in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 18, more than 246,000 meals have been delivered to Camden County seniors.

In total, more than 3,500 individual seniors have received nutritious meals as they navigate the unprecedented crisis represented by coronavirus. From July 1 to July 20, the Division delivered nearly 42,600 meals countywide. Over this same span, the Division delivered an average of 3,553 meals per day.

“For the past four months we have been delivering meals to thousands of seniors around the county to ensure that no one goes hungry because of this crisis, and to minimize the amount that vulnerable members of our community have to leave their homes,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “To date, we have distributed nearly 250,000 meals, and we are continuing to deliver more than 3,000 meals every day.”

Meals have been delivered to seniors in 36 municipalities. More individual clients (558) were served on May 4 than any other day since the expansion of the program. More deliveries were made on May 22 (4,950) than any other day.

“This entire operation wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible employees at the Department of Health, Parks, Buildings and Ops, and all the other county employees who have stepped up to make deliveries,” Young said. “These men and women have selflessly worked for more than four months to ensure that their neighbors don’t go hungry. We are incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated public servants in our community.”

The Division of Senior and Disabled Services is continuing to deliver meals to new program participants. If you or a senior you know needs meal assistance, please call (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220 to make arrangements.

Post has been updated.

Bright Side Covid-19

Camden County Freeholders Put $20M of Small Business Grants on Street; Program Launches July 23

(Camden, NJ) – Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., was recently joined today by Camden County’s business advocates, Congressman Donald Norcross and clergy to announce a forthcoming grant funding program for small businesses launching on July 23.

The county has received federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate through this public health crisis, we know that merchants on Main Street are hurting and it is imperative to make every effort to get them additional financial assistance.

“We know the business community, especially the foundation of our economy, small businesses, have been hurting and are in dire need of relief,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We need to ensure that every proprietor and principal of a small business has access to these grant funds in order to help maintain and stabilize their operations. Moving forward the grants have the potential to provide a business owner with up to $10,000 for COVID caused or related expenses.”

In order to qualify for a Camden County CARES Small Business Grant, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Business revenue has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The business has been located in Camden County since January 1, 2019 or earlier
  • The business employed 25 or fewer employees as of March 1, 2020
  • The business earned $5 million or less in total revenue during 2019

The business must not operate in any of the following categories:

  • Banks or other financial institutions
  • E-Commerce
  • Businesses where the primary products or services are oriented to specific ages (vaping, liquor stores, etc.)
  • Franchises, except for those franchises which are completely locally owned and operated

Congressman Donald Norcross has been working in partnership with the county governing body to get federal funds back into the community as quickly as possible.

“The CARES Act has delivered critical federal resources to local governments, and I applaud Camden County’s innovation in creating this grant program to help small businesses who need it most,” Norcross said. “These grants will provide vital funding to the small businesses that power our local economy and that need our support during the ongoing public health crisis.”

Application Process Begins July 23

The application process will start on July 23, at 8 a.m. and applicants can apply directly on or call (833) 487-0462. The Board will be working with other nonprofits and business advocates to ensure everyone in the community is aware of this opportunity.

These groups include the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), the Camden Business Association, the South Jersey Development Council, the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce and several others.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Christina Renna said this funding will be critical for the small businesses in the region.

“We know that our members are going through one of the toughest times in modern era when it comes to running and operating a small business,” Renna said. “That said, we are proud to partner with Camden County as they get much needed federal grant funds out to the business community during this time of significant need.”

Vice president of the Camden Business Association, Nichelle Pace, talked about the importance of federal funds getting into the hands of principals representing minority and women-owned businesses.

“I want to thank Camden County for getting this money out to main street and ensuring that minority owned businesses will benefit from the funding during these tough times,” Pace said. “Small businesses are facing some of their largest challenges since the great depression, including a large disparity gap within the minority and women-owned business community. The Camden Business Association is proud to partner with the Board to get the word out to the Camden business community, so they can access these funds.”

Another partner with the county, Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), focuses its resources and tools on continuing to build Camden City’s economic corridors throughout the city. Chief Executive Officer and president, Raymond Lamboy, continued to speak about the importance of getting grant funding out to business owners who have not benefited directly from other stimulus programs.

“There is no question that this money will be well utilized in several of the city’s commercial corridors with owners and proprietors who have not had access to federal funds throughout the pandemic,” Lamboy said. “We want to ensure the principals of these businesses can understand the process and we are looking forward to work with the county to bridge any gaps in communication and logistics when these funds hit the street.”