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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 5: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 6: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 7: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Patient 8: FEMALE, 10s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH
New Patient 9: MALE, 20s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Patient 10: FEMALE, 80s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Patient 11: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 12: MALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 14: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 20s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 19: MALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 20: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 30s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH
New Patient 22: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 23: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Patient 24: MALE, 30s, WATERFORD 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

Barrington
Cases: 48
Deaths: 4

Bellmawr
Cases: 157
Deaths: 8

Berlin Boro
Cases: 82
Deaths: 11

Berlin Twp.
Cases: 46
Deaths: 0

Brooklawn
Cases: 29
Deaths: 0

Camden City
Cases: 2,545
Deaths: 71

Cherry Hill
Cases: 1,214
Deaths: 163

Chesilhurst
Cases: 31
Deaths: 1

Clementon
Cases: 84
Deaths: 4

Collingswood
Cases: 152
Deaths: 13

Gibbsboro
Cases: 19
Deaths: 0

Gloucester City
Cases:122
Deaths: 5

Gloucester Twp.
Cases: 906
Deaths: 57

Haddonfield
Cases: 79
Deaths: 6

Haddon Heights
Cases 44
Deaths 3

Haddon Township
Cases: 110
Deaths: 0

Hi-Nella
Cases: 4
Deaths: 0

Lawnside
Cases: 70
Deaths: 1

Laurel Springs
Cases: 21
Deaths: 2

Lawnside:
Cases: 70
Deaths: 1

Lindenwold
Cases: 517
Deaths: 8

Magnolia
Cases: 31
Deaths: 1

Merchantville
Cases: 66
Deaths: 3

Mt. Ephraim
Cases: 39
Deaths: 1

Oaklyn
Cases: 33
Deaths: 1

Pennsauken
Cases: 850
Deaths: 22

Pine Hill
Cases: 149
Deaths: 4

Pine Valley
Cases: 0
Deaths: 0

Runnemede
Cases: 85
Deaths: 5

Somerdale
Cases: 66
Deaths: 2

Stratford
Cases: 75
Deaths: 4

Voorhees
Cases: 612
Deaths: 109

Waterford Twp.
Cases: 121
Deaths: 4

Winslow Twp.
Cases: 612
Deaths: 26

Woodlynne
Cases: 96
Deaths: 1

Gloucester County:

On August 12, 2020, the Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 25 additional cases of COVID-19.



As of August 12, 2020 Gloucester County has conducted 37,601 total tests.

Of these cases, 34,273 have come back negative.

Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 case count is now 3,328.

Gloucester County has reported 207 deaths. A full list including age, sex and municipality is available here: http://gloucestercountynj.gov/documents/COVID19CASESLATESTUPDATE8.12.20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1In2fFbFO5us1VKHG8ca4rPjzA9O_fretTCOdNuf7CA2UjIDNQJD_EpCU
Information of COVID-19 deaths in Gloucester County begins on page 69.

Gloucester County COVID-19 Cases by Town

Clayton Borough
Cases: 96
Deaths: 1

Deptford Township
Cases: 651
Deaths: 85

East Greenwich Township
Cases: 68
Deaths: 1

Elk Township
Cases: 44
Deaths: 1

Franklin Township
Cases: 116
Deaths: 6

Glassboro Borough
Cases: 194
Deaths: 7

Greenwich Township
Cases: 40
Deaths: 3

Harrison Township
Cases: 93
Deaths: 1

Logan Township
Cases: 49
Deaths: 1

Mantua Township
Cases: 146
Deaths: 2

Monroe Township
Cases: 370
Deaths: 11

National Park Borough
Cases: 26
Deaths: 3

Newfield Borough
Cases: 14
Deaths: 2

Paulsboro Borough
Cases: 79
Deaths: 4

Pitman Borough
Cases: 69
Deaths: 2

South Harrison Township
Cases: 83
Deaths: 0

Swedesboro Borough
Cases: 52
Deaths: 2

Washington Township
Cases: 589
Deaths: 38

Wenonah Borough
Cases: 16
Deaths: 1

West Deptford Township
Cases: 199
Deaths: 18

Westville Borough
Cases: 55
Deaths: 2

Woodbury City
Cases: 126
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.**

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$161M in FY21 County Aid Funds Help Make Infrastructure Improvements Locally

(Trenton) – On July 31, 2020, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2021 County Aid grants to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

“County Aid is just one of many programs that demonstrate the Murphy Administration’s commitment to our communities by improving infrastructure throughout New Jersey at every level of government,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “County Aid provides millions of dollars to local governments to help ensure their roads and bridges are maintained in a state of good repair without burdening local property taxpayers.”

The State’s 21 counties will share a total of $161.25 million through the County Aid program that will help maintain local roads and bridges in a state of good repair for the thousands of motorists that count on them each day.

County Aid funds are appropriated annually for the improvement of public roads and bridges under county jurisdiction.  County Aid funds are apportioned based on population and road mileage in each county, and each county selects the projects that receive funding. Counties are required to submit eligible projects, identified in the County’s annual Transportation Program to NJDOT for approval prior to December 1, 2020. 

Projects may be improvements to public roads and bridges under County jurisdiction, or other transportation related work.

Governor Murphy recently signed into law a new schedule for County Aid in which NJDOT must inform counties of their allotments for the current fiscal year by July 31 to help counties better plan future projects.

For NJDOT news follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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Bellmawr Mayor & Council to Hold Special Meeting to Afford Atilis Gym Opportunity to be Heard Regarding Revocation of Mercantile License

The Special Meeting of Bellmawr Mayor and Council that was scheduled for August 4, 2020 at 5:00 was cancelled and has been rescheduled until Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the courtroom of Borough Hall located at 21 E. Browning Road.

The purpose of the meeting was to open the meeting and afford Atilis Gym Bellmawr, L.L.C. an opportunity to be heard and consider the revocation of the mercantile license issued thereto by Borough Council.

In addition, Mayor and Council reserve the right to take any additional action, not anticipated at this time, that may be necessary, including items of a routine nature, which come before Mayor and Council. A public portion shall be conducted.

This Special Meeting will be conducted both in-person and remotely and will be live streamed on the Borough’s YouTube Channel.

Post updated on August 4, 2020 at 9:45 pm, August 6, 2020 at 5:40 pm.

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Dunkin’ & American Red Cross Team Up to Encourage Blood & Platelet Donations This August

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 24, 2020) — Local blood donors are in for a sweet treat this August. Dunkin’ of Greater Philadelphia is once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to provide 22,000 vouchers to Red Cross blood donors in the region during August.

Throughout August, presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free Medium Iced Coffee and a free Classic Donut, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia area, while supplies last. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.

Blood donation remains a crucially important way to give back during these times. Blood and platelets are needed each day to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Dunkin’ and encourage local donors to give blood in a time of need with this amazing incentive,” said Guy Triano, CEO, American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. “As you finalize your plans for the summer, make a blood or platelet donation appointment a part of them and receive this special gift from Dunkin’.” 

To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

“Dunkin’ is honored to once again reward deserving blood donors this August who are helping the community in this critical time of need,” said Jessica Weissman, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope that by providing donors with a free Medium Iced Coffee and a free Classic Donut, Dunkin’ will encourage the Philadelphia community to stop by a donation center and roll up a sleeve to help save lives.”

To learn more about Dunkin’, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook @DunkinUS or Twitter @DunkinDonuts.

How to donate blood

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About Dunkin’ 

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,100 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit RedCross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Bellmawr Zoning Board to Consider Possible Land Development Action for Stanley Ave. Properties to be Used as Parking Lots

On July 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the Bellmaw Zoning Board meeting will hold a remote teleconference meeting to consider possible action on the Land Development Application filed by Alysco Properties, LLC for Use Variance and Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval to use the properties located at 108 and 125 Stanley Avenue, known as Block 58, Lot 4 and Block 59, Lot 5.01, for parking lots.

Formal action will be taken.

No one will be permitted in the Municipal Building. Participation in and attendance at the Board meeting will be offered by telephone conference rather than in-person for all Board members, Board professionals, applicants and applicant’s professionals, and all members of the public.

To Access & Participate in the Meeting:

For telephone access to attend and participate in this meeting, please use the following access information: 1-978-990-5166, Access Code: 1390205#.

All members of the public are invited to call in and listen to all or part of the Board Meeting. However, the caller must remain on “mute” and not interrupt or comment except when the Board specifically opens the meeting for public comment.

Routine matters coming before the Board will also be considered at this meeting.

The regularly scheduled Board Meetings for 2020 will be conducted by similar telephone conference.