The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services wants to inform residents of an additional nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Salem County. These cases bring our total county case count to 12. We also want to inform residents of one COVID-19 associated death which is the first in Salem County. The nine new cases are as follows:
- A female in her 50s from Alloway
- A male in his 50s from Woodstown
- A male in his 70s from Elmer
- A female in her 20s from Woodstown (Pilesgrove municipality)
- A male in his 50s from Penns Grove, who is our first death
- A female in her 80s from Penns Grove
- A female in her 30s from Pennsville
- A female in her 30s from Salem
- A male in his 50s from Pedricktown
The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services continues to be actively engaged in monitoring all confirmed cases and continues to strive to inform and educate residents on this rapidly evolving situation. Residents should remember to remain vigilant in their personal efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and continue to check the Health Department’s website and social media for updated information.
Residents should also be aware that as more testing occurs, it is expected that the number of cases will rise. The Salem County Health Department is working attentively to address testing availability concerns and will continue to advise residents of new information regarding this when it becomes known.
All New Jersey residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-222-1222 for general questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capability. Additionally, residents can text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive information and stay informed.
Continue to check the Salem County Department of Health website, https://health.salemcountynj.gov/, Facebook page, and Twitter page along with the NJDOH Dashboard for current NJ state case count.