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33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County. As of Sunday morning, April 5, 2020, Gloucester County has conducted 1,475 tests. Of those tests 1,197 are negatives, 251 are positives and 27 are still pending. Case # DATE SEX AGE Town/Municipality 251 4/5/2020 Female 65 National Park 250 4/5/2020 Male 56 Monroe Twp. 249 4/5/2020 Male 29 Washington Twp. 248 4/5/2020 Female 60 Paulsboro 247 4/5/2020 Female 65 Harrison... Read more →

New blood test can detect wide range of cancers, now available...

to at risk individuals in clinical study at Dana-Farber ● Test proved able to detect and indicate site of dozens of types of cancer with high accuracy according to recent study ● Dana-Farber joins multi-center trial to provide test results to patients for the first time Newswise — In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team... Read more →

New Cases of COVID-19 in Cape May County

Cape May Court House-(April 4, 2020)-- Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. New Jersey currently has 29,895 and 646 deaths. Today, in Cape May County a 56-year-old female, 56-year-old male, 59-year-old female, and 26-year-old male tested positive for Covid-19. MUNICIPALITY ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED AVALON 5 1 CAPE MAY CITY 1 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 3 LOWER TOWNSHIP 11 3 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 5 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 2 1 OCEAN CITY 1 1 SEA ISLE CITY 0 1 STONE... Read more →

Opening of Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site for Cape May County Residents

By Appointment Only Cape May Court House- Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The drive-thru will be by appointment only, once a week. At this time, testing will only be for CompleteCare patients, as well as Cape May County residents, who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and that meet a certain criteria. Symptomatic first responders who are residents of the county will also be given priority... Read more →

Bergen County Residents Told To Cover Faces

APRIL 4, 2020–As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase there is a greater need to protect the residents of Bergen County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued new guidelines for the general public about wearing face coverings in public as an added measure of protection. The CDC reported that many individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. In light of this new evidence,... Read more →

Gloucester City Man age 80 Has COVID-19

(Gloucester Township, NJ) APRIL 3–The Camden County Department of Health is announcing two new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 59 additional confirmed cases of the disease. The Department of Health is also announcing 59 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 409 in Camden County today and 10 total fatalities. The following information... Read more →

April is National Donate Life Month

New Heart Means a New Life for a Pacific Northwest Little Girl April 1, 2020 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. COTA Kid Cora Sutton Heart Transplant... Read more →

BD, BioMedomics Announce Launch of Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19

Point-of-care blood test detects evidence of present or past exposure in 15 minutes FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, today announced the release of a new point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm current or past exposure to COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes. The new test, developed and manufactured by BioMedomics, will... Read more →

5 Things That You Should Know About Cannabis In 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 2, 2020)--Don’t think you know all that you need to about cannabis in 2020? Find out some interesting facts about this hot topic right here in this article. While cannabis is still a touchy subject in many countries around the world, it is something that we should all know a bit more about. Cannabis companies are setting up all around the USA as more states legalize this drug. For many people, cannabis is scary, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we... Read more →

Health Tips: Take Time to Relax

While adults are home teleworking, and kids are at home participating in online educational instruction (we hope), it’s even more important during these challenging times to take a moment to get out into the family yard. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door. Let the proven benefits green space give us a break from being cooped up inside. Listen to the birds. Watch the trees. Curl your toes in the grass. Work outside planting and preparing for the budding... Read more →

CDC Issues Warning Against Use of Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent Virus

(Camden City, NJ)(March 30, 2020) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an official guidance warning against the use of chloroquine phosphate to treat coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC issued the alert after learning of a couple that ingested the substance, leaving one dead and another critically ill. Non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate is a chemical intended for use with aquariums. The agency included in its guidance that it is aware of unconfirmed media reports that the commercially available chemicals may be out of stock due... Read more →

How to use alternative face masks and shields

March, 2020 Hans Kellner Board of Health, Department of Public Health PHILADELPHIA PA--As COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in Philadelphia, an increasing proportion of people that everyone encounters is likely to be infected. The City has enacted a “stay at home” order and recommendations on social distancing to reduce the number of person-to-person interactions that could lead to spread of the infection, and no use of personal protective equipment should be seen as an alternative to following these recommendations. However, work or caregiving duties may require some... Read more →

New Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing Site Opens Today in Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department have collaborated to open a new drive-up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the city of Camden beginning April 1, 2020. “We are proud to work with two of our outstanding regional health systems, Cooper and Virtua, to open this new COVID-19 testing site to serve the needs of the citizens of Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the entire country and state... Read more →

The Latest Coronavirus Developments in NJ

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 31, 2020 New measures in New Jersey as well as the latest on closures — and exceptions — in response to the COVID-19 pandemic In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a number of executive orders over... Read more →

Tracking Cases of COVID-19 County by County in NJ

MARCH 31, 2020 |COLLEEN O'DEA This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com Since New Jersey logged its first case of COVID-19 in Bergen County almost four weeks ago, the number of people testing positive has risen exponentially. The number of cases surpassed 100 on March 16, the day Gov. Phil Murphy imposed the first expansive social-distancing measures that included closing all schools,... Read more →

Camden County Coronavirus March 30 Update; 1st Case Reported in Brooklawn

(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 2 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. The first patient was a male resident of Gloucester Township in his 60s, the second was a female resident of Pine Hill in her 60s. “We are incredibly saddened by these tragic losses, and on behalf of the Freeholder Board and certainly the entire Camden County community, we send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said Freeholder Director... Read more →

How to Renew Medical Assistant License?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--The licensing of medical activities, that is, professional activities aimed at providing medical care is one of the urgent problems of healthcare today. As it is known, medical activity is an activity subjected to compulsory licensing. Compliance with this requirement is strictly regulated by the authority. In order to speed up and simplify the licensing process, we recommend those who wish to be licensed to apply online. It is just necessary to visit the website MedicalLicensing.com, which provides medical licensing services. Using the... Read more →

NIH STUDY: Stents and Surgery no Better than Medication at Reducing Heart Attacks

Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. However, such procedures offer better symptom relief and quality of life for some patients with chest pain, according to two new, milestone studies. The studies, designed to settle a decades-old controversy in cardiology, appear online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While researchers released preliminary... Read more →

NJ Governor's Statement on CDC Travel Advisory

The following is a statement by Governor Phil Murphy in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) strong travel advisory warning to the tri-state area after President Donald Trump decided against a quarantine, which he had earlier considered: “Throughout the day, I’ve been in constant communication with the White House, including discussions with the President and Vice President, who briefed me on tonight’s CDC travel advisory affecting the tri-state region,” said Murphy. “To be clear, this non-binding advisory guidance does not change the rules... Read more →

Sunday's Coronavirus Update for Camden County; Gloucester City Has 1 New Case, Male in his 30's

Related: Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location (Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 25 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. “We are starting to see an uptick in new cases based on more widespread testing throughout the county, this uptick does not mean our social distancing efforts aren’t working, but that residents now have more access and opportunity... Read more →


Washington-Today, Congressman Van Drew requested a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in South Jersey from FEMA and Governor Phil Murphy. Currently there are no testing sites in South Jersey. Congressman Van Drew has requested that this location be able to be utilized by residents of South Jersey only and he has advocated for the location to be somewhere in western Atlantic County, to be as accessible to as much of the region as possible. Congressman Van Drew has been discussing options with Atlantic County Executive... Read more →

CDC Issues Travel Advisory for NJ, NY, CT

Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforceexternal icon), have a special responsibility... Read more →

COVID-19 Cases in Cape May County Increase to 10

March 28, 2020 Cape May Court House- New Jersey has become the second leading state in the nation with 8,825 total COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths. Today, Cape May County’s total has increased by one case, a 12-year-old female who is recovering at her residence, bringing the county to a total of 10 cases . MUNICIPALITY NUMBER Covid 19 Cases AVALON 1 CAPE MAY CITY 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 0 LOWER TOWNSHIP 1 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 0 OCEAN CITY 1... Read more →

New Data Reveals Increase in Coronavirus Cases in Camden County and In NJ

Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 21 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. “While resources become more available from our three major county-based healthcare facilities, we continue to see a steady stream of confirmed positive tests for the novel coronavirus. Again, I believe, considering the delay in getting testing into the county and the state, that these numbers will continue to grow based on... Read more →

Coronavirus March 26 Update for Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) (March 26, 2020)--–The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 11 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County on Wednesday late afternoon. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remains ongoing. “Today we saw a small decline in the number of positive cases coming in, but we are in no way out of the woods with this virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This is the time for us as a community to continue to... Read more →

Service Nonprofits Indicate Readiness to Meeting Needs of Communities they Serve

Fifty-nine Percent Pulse Survey Respondents Indicate Preparedness to Maintaining Core Offerings WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2020 – 53% of mission-driven organizations in communities around the nation, some providing essential support to society’s most vulnerable, say they are able to maintain service delivery in the face of COVID-19. Nonprofit HR surveyed its community of social impact organizations across America to help gauge where they stand regarding their response plans to the coronavirus pandemic. Questions on the pulse survey, to which 165 organizations answered, focused on business... Read more →

NJ in Better Shape to Plan, Project as a result of Private Labs Now Sharing COVID-19 Data

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com LILO H. STAINTON | MARCH 25, 2020 | HEALTH CARE, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ Working with newly available stats, state learns one in four symptomatic patients tested have COVID-19 Community mitigation — so-called flattening the curve — can help curb the spread of COVID-19, but only to a point. Gov. Phil Murphy has often highlighted his... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location

UPDATED (see asterisk below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC--We have been in South Carolina for several weeks and will be home this weekend. Each February-March we, like so many other snowbirds from the north, head south to get away from the cold temperatures. We stay in a rented home on Hilton Head Island. Like most people we have been captivated by how devastating this Wuhan virus (also known as the Coronavirus) has become. Sadly more and more people are dying... Read more →

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ 1st District-D) COVID-19 Update

As we continue to learn more information about COVID-19 each day, it is important that we all stay informed and are aware of the next steps to battle the outbreak. While the information we have on COVID-19 continues to change rapidly, I would like to provide you all with an update on the steps our local community is taking, as well as the response from Congress. We’re In This Together We’re all making sacrifices as we continue to practice social distancing in order to Flatten... Read more →

Rutgers center awarded $525K to study treatment for opioid use disorder 

Project is one of 19 to receive inaugural grants from FORE NEW BRUNSWICK (March 2020) — The Center for Health Services Research at Rutgers University has been awarded funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) for a project that aims to build knowledge and evidence on effective treatment strategies to improve access and outcomes of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care settings in New Jersey. The need to increase treatment for opioid use disorder is particularly urgent in states like New... Read more →

Rutgers Medical School Research Team Participates in Groundbreaking Covid-19 Test

Newswise — Dr. David Alland, Director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute, which is within the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D), along with his colleagues Drs. Padmapriya Banada and Sukalyani Banik, have conducted the first evaluation of an innovative point-of-care test to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS CoV2 coronavirus that has affected citizens around the world. Cepheid has received Emergency Use Authorization clearance of this test by the Food and Drug... Read more →

Elective Surgeries/Invasive Procedures Banned in NJ

to Preserve Essential Equipment and Hospital Capacity TRENTON — As part of the state’s effort to preserve the capacity of the health care system to respond to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 109, directing the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The Governor’s Executive Order applies to all medical and dental operations that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or... Read more →

Pennsylvania Family Doctor Charged with Dispensing Drugs in Exchange for Sex

PITTSBURGH - A physician who operated private family practices in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, and Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The 161-count Superseding Indictment, returned on March 10 and unsealed today, named Emilio Ramon Navarro, 58, of Coal Center, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant. "The U.S. Attorney’s office supports in NO MORE week, March 8-14, 2020, a week dedicated to... Read more →

(Video) NJ School closures especially hard for parents of kids with special needs

BY Joanna Gagis, Producer/Correspondent | March 23, 2020, This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com John is an eight year old with cerebral palsy and autism. At school, he works one-on-one with an aid all day. But, like so many other kids with disabilities, the closing of schools means John doesn’t get the daily services he depends on. Neither do his brother... Read more →