Gloucester County: Individual Tests Positive For COVID-19

From Gloucester County:

(Sewell, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management announces third positive COVID-19 case in Gloucester County.

The 42-year-old woman from Mullica Hill has no travel history and is currently self-isolating at home. Her condition is improving.

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to conduct a full assessment that includes identifying the contacts this individual had.

In addition to the New Jersey Department of Health, Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services has been working closely with the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management to prepare for and respond to Covid-19.

This includes online presentations and workshops for county first responders, healthcare providers, schools, municipal administrators, and other key frontline staff. At this time, the overall threat of Covid-19 to Gloucester County residents remains low.

“Gloucester County residents can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hand, surface, spacing and respiratory hygiene, and staying home when feeling ill. We’re also encouraging all residents to practice aggressive social distancing,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “Taking these precautions cares for the whole community, especially those most vulnerable. Employers can especially play an important role by encouraging workers to stay home if ill, without penalty.”

It is not recommended that healthy people wear masks.  A mask should only be worn if a healthcare professional recommends it.  The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services will keep the public informed if this recommendation changes.

“We want to emphasize the need to follow personal hygiene guidelines vigilantly, this should not be a cause for panic and the risk to the general public remains low,” said Gloucester County Health Officer Annmarie Ruiz. “It is not recommended at this time that well individuals be tested.”

“Residents can rest assured that the Gloucester County Health Department and Emergency Response Office are acting swiftly to protect the health of our community,” added Ruiz.

New Jersey residents can call 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.

Please note that the call center is not able to diagnose or give medical recommendations. Healthcare providers should be contacted if medical advice is needed.  People should call their doctor or hospital before going so healthcare staff can provide instructions on getting care.

Most people with mild symptoms do not need to be tested. It is important to stay home and isolate from others while sick.

Please continue to check the CDC at www.cdc.gov and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ website for updates.

The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov<http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov>.

COVID-19 Cases by County (There are 742 positive cases and 9 deaths statewide as of Thursday at 11:30am).

Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

118 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

195 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

64 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

63 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

55 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

43 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

38 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

33 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

29 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

26 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

21 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

20 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

14 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

13 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

8 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

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