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Another teen tests positive for COVID-19

The Camden County Department of Health reported today that a Haddonfield resident, a male age 10 to 19, has contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases for Haddonfield to 88, with seven fatalities.

The first teen case in Haddonfield was reported on July 2 — 15 weeks after Haddonfield’s first COVID-19 case. Since July 2, a ten teens have tested positive: 6 males and 4 females. During the same period, only two residents older than 60 have been added to Haddonfield’s tally of cases.

In Camden County, the total number of cases stands at 9,787, with 562 deaths. For New Jersey, 191,960 cases with 14,165 confirmed deaths and an additional 1,780 probable deaths.

The transmission rate — a key metric — rose today to 0.90, up from 0.77 on Friday. (A transmission rate of 1.0 means that, on average, each new case will produce one additional new case. When the transmission rate falls below 1,0, it’s a good sign. When it rises above 1.0, it’s cause for concern.)

Statistics for Haddonfield, Camden County, and New Jersey are updated on Haddonfield[dot]Today each week day.