(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health announced this 241 new positive cases of COVID-19 what on thursday the 26th In addition, 37 cases were detected by antigen testing, giving the total number of cases 278 The total number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County up 110,921 and 1,630 total deaths.
The results of these antigen tests, in contrast to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results, are likely positive cases. These daily numbers are added to our aggregated lab-tested PCR metrics.
Of the 241 cases 53 belong to the patients under 18 years of age. The average age of the newly infected is 37 years old.
Thursday is Cases concern residents living in the following municipalities:
“As cases continue to rise again, it is imperative that you get vaccinated and boosted,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr said. “The CDC recently approved booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 and all adults and children ages Ages 12 to 17 are also eligible for their first booster shots. In addition, adults over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems can now receive a second dose of the COVID-19 booster shot. So please make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”
The Camden County Health Hub Vaccination Clinic hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 4pm and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. This includes booster shots for 12-17 year olds.
To date, 413,876 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 366,042 received two cans and 220,749 received a third dose. The number of people with two doses was not available as of Friday afternoon. More information on county-wide immunization coverage and on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard at covid19.nj.gov.
The county health department continues to closely track new cases of COVID-19 and information on the prevalence of the Omicron variant. New cases are often redistributed to other municipalities in the course of an investigation.
For more information on Camden County’s preparations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit camdencounty.com. Residents should regularly check the county website and social media for up-to-date information.