CUMBERLAND COUNTY, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Health officials in Cumberland and Burlington counties reported coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday.
Officials in Cumberland County said a Bridgeton resident died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The patient was hospitalized and tested for COVID-19 but passed away before the positive test results were received, officials said.
"It is our understanding that the deceased suffered from other underlying health conditions that put them in a high-risk category," said Megan Sheppard, the county's health officer.
Cumberland County currently has one death and three confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Burlington County has reported three coronavirus-related deaths.
The residents were an 87-year-old woman, an 80-year-old man and an 85-year-old man, all of Mount Laurel. They all tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.
Burlington County also reported 10 additional cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 59.
Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday that the state has become No. 2 in the nation for positive COVID-19 results, but said that is the result of much more testing over recent days.
In New Jersey, 62 people have died from the virus, and nearly 4,400 have tested positive.
Cumberland, Burlington counties announce coronavirus-related deaths
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