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One-day record for new COVID-19 cases

Haddonfield set a new record on Friday (January 15, 2021), when the Camden County Department of Health reported 11 new confirmed cases among Haddonfield residents. The local tally, which hit 400 on Thursday, now stands at 411.

The report today included six males (10s x 2, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s) and five females (J, 10s, 30s, 60s, 70s). The deaths of six Haddondfield residents have been attributed to COVID-19, the most recent on December 8.

The rate of infection in Haddonfield is 35.45 per 1,000 of population. That’s more than one per 30 residents.

Camden County’s total rose today above 33,000. It now stands at 33,084, with 833 fatalities. The county’s infection rate is 64.41.

For New Jersey: 555,299 cases and 18,229 fatalities. The statewide infection rate is 63.16.

Haddonfield’s public schools surpassed the 100 mark on January 5. The tally of cases now stands at 108: 48 males and 60 females. With 23 cases so far in January, the public schools are on pace to set a record for the number of new cases in a month. (December 41; November 40.)

In commenting on the latest report on Friday, County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said, “Over the last seven days, we are averaging approximately 290 new cases of COVID-19 per day, an 11 percent increase from Jan. 1. While this surge hasn’t appeared to hit our community quite as hard as the post-Thanksgiving spike, no one should feel good about where we are with regards to viral activity. New Jersey set new records this week for daily cases, and 158 lives have been lost in Camden County in just the last 30 days. Please continue to treat this pandemic with the caution it deserves. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance.”


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