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One new COVID-19 case; NJ transmission rate down

The Camden County Department of Health reported today that another Haddonfield resident, a female in her 30s, has contracted the coronavirus, COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases for Haddonfield to 84, with seven fatalities. The most recent fatality was reported last week — a female in her 40s.

In Camden County, the total number of cases stands at 9,603, with 554 deaths. For New Jersey, 189,719 cases with 14,120 confirmed deaths and an additional 1,829 probable deaths.

The transmission rate — a key metric — is headed in the right direction. Today, it dropped to 0.85, from 1.04 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.