Additional COVID-19 cases announced in Gloucester County
The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced two more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County.
This brings Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 cases to eight.
The seventh case is a 56-year-old female from Washington Township who is currently self-isolating at home.
The eighth case is a 52-year-old female from Harrison Township with no travel history. She is currently self-isolating at home.
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.
At this time, the overall threat of COVID-19 to Gloucester County residents remains low. Gloucester County is expecting cases to rise. Social distancing is critical in flattening the curve and reducing cases. A mask should only be worn if a healthcare professional recommends it.
New Jersey residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.
Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.
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 http://www.cdc.gov/ and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ websites for updates
The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov.