The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services wants to inform residents of an additional confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Salem County. The individual is a female in her 80’s from Penns Grove who is currently hospitalized. This brings Salem County’s total positive COVID-19 cases to three.

The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to assist with identifying any close contacts of this individual and notifying them accordingly. We are actively engaged in this investigation and the monitoring of all confirmed cases and will continue to work attentively to safeguard the health and well being of all residents in Salem County.

Residents should remain vigilant in their personal efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and continue to monitor the Health Department’s website and social media for updated information on this rapidly evolving situation. Residents should also be aware that we understand the concerns surrounding the availability of testing and are continuing to work diligently to address this.

For more information, call the NJDOH hotlines, 2-1-1 or 1-800-222-1222, for any general questions or text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information.

Continue to check the Salem County Department of Health website, Facebook page, and Twitter page along with the NJDOH Dashboard for the updated state case count.

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