Burlington County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Of 19

From the Burlington County Coronavirus Task Force

The Burlington County Health Department announces five additional cases of COVID-19.

45 y/o female, Mansfield

53 y/o male, Evesham

71 y/o female, Delanco

55 y/o male, Evesham

50 y/o male, Evesham

Contact tracing underway.

The Burlington County Coronavirus Task Force has identified nineteen positive cases of Coronavirus in Burlington County.

The Task Force is working hard trying to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and has been in constant communication with State and local officials, first responders, hospitals, and schools. Burlington County Division of Communicable Disease has been working on contact tracing for the positive cases twenty four hours a day since the first positive case was identified in Riverton on March 10.

The Task Force, in adherence with Attorney General Guidelines, has created systems to protect our first responders by creating early warning systems for officials responding to households under quarantine.

The Task Force is working diligently to establish county based testing site. We will set up a hotline for information once it is ready. There is no further information on this subject at the time.

The Task Force activated the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps consisting of more than 600 volunteers and healthcare professionals who live and work in Burlington County. Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps trains together with the Burlington County Health Department and Burlington County Office of Emergency Management several times a year.

Burlington County will provide COVID-19 specific training to all pre-certified MRC members.

Rowan College at Burlington County and The College of New Jersey will provide trained nursing students to support the Burlington County Coronavirus Task Force, as needed.

Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson reminds residents that many county services are still available online, over the phone, and via email.

“Mental Health Care Services specifically are very important during a time of high stress,” said Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson. “Visit the Burlington County Human Services web page to find a list of services that residents can access for themselves or their loved ones. We want to remind everyone that the county is here to help during these times.”

“The facts cannot be ignored or minimized. The COVID-19 virus is present in in our community, regardless of anyone’s relationship to a specific case. There will surely be more cases ahead of us. It is critically important that all residents diligently practice social distancing right now.” said Dr. Conaway, Director Burlington County Health Department “This means everyone must stay home. Making exceptions to this guidance means you risk the health of you and all those you come in contact with. This is not the time for sleepovers, play groups, birthday parties, and congregations of any kind.”

COVID-19 Cases by County as of Friday March 20th at 1:30pm, according to the NJDOH (890 statewide)
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

98 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

249 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

76 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

73 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

66 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

53 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

49 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

49 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

43 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

35 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

28 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

22 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

17 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

11 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

11 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

Positive Test Result(s)

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