CamCo records 147 more cases

Total confirmed positives in month 15 of the pandemic approaches 45,000.

The Camden County Department of Health on Thursday recorded 147 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 44,496 in Camden County today and 1,135 total fatalities.

“Every day we get closer to beating this pandemic thanks to the vaccination rollout taking place at the Camden County Vaccination Center and elsewhere, but we cannot lose sight of the hundreds of county residents continuing to fight and struggle with this disease,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“Even as the weather gets warmer and gathering outdoors becomes easier, please remember to continue observing the practices that we know protect people, especially if you are around individuals who have not been vaccinated. We can minimize the harm this disease causes over the next several months if we continue to fight just a while longer.”

Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

To date, 298,824 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Camden County. There are 185,562 people with at least one vaccine dose, and 122,783 people who are fully vaccinated.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,330 confirmed resident cases and 1,346 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 44,496 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 461 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,135 total fatalities countywide.

The county Health Department is currently working to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211. Residents should also download the COVID Alert NJ mobile application on their Apple or Android device where they can view the latest information regarding COVID-19 in the state and be notified of potential exposures to the virus.

Information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and general information provided to the public is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.