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Additional COVID-19 cases announced in Gloucester County- total positive cases rise to 19

Additional COVID-19 cases announced in Gloucester County- total positive cases rise to 19
 
The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced six more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County.
 
This brings Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 cases to 19.
 
The 14th case is a 46-year-old female from West Deptford.
 
The 15th case is a 49-year-old male from Mullica Hill.
 
The 16th case is a 72-year-old female from Washington Township.
 
The 17th case is a 27-year-old male from Woolwich.
 
The 18th case is a 21-year-old male from Glassboro.
 
The 19th case is a 66-year-old female from Woolwich.
 
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 these individuals have 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.
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