The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 1,165 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 29 new COVID-related deaths which occurred between Tuesday, February 1 and Monday, February 7. Additionally, there were 289 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 1,454. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 102,423 and 1,554 total fatalities.
The outcomes from these antigen tests, unlike the results from the polymerase chain reaction, (PCR) are probable positive cases. These daily numbers are added into our aggregated lab tested PCR metrics.
Of the 1,165 cases, 309 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected has ranged from 36 to 38 years old.
This week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
The daily average of PCR tests this week is 166. To see individual breakdowns of cases, visit www.camdencounty.com.
“As we’re coming out of the latest surge of COVID-19, the county will be modifying its testing operations,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Beginning today, testing will no longer be available on Mondays at the Camden County Complex or the Health Hub on Thursdays. However, if demand does increase again like it did over the holidays the county will be ready to reinitiate the operation of these sites. And as always, I want to remind everyone to continue to wear a face mask in public, get tested if you’re feeling sick and most importantly, get your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot. All adults and children ages 12-17 are eligible for booster shots so please, make an appointment for your first or second dose or your booster shot at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”
COVID-19 testing is available at:
- Cooper University Hospital, which is located the intersection of Broadway and Stevens Street in Camden, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No appointment necessary.
- Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is by appointment only and you must be asymptomatic to be tested.
- You can schedule your COVID-19 test at Cooper by using our online scheduling tool at this link.
- CAMCare Health Corporation has three sites where its testing residents by appointment and accepting walkups- the schedule and appointments can be made here: https://www.camcare.net/covid-info. You can also call (856) 583-2400.
- CAMCare Gateway Health Center is hosting testing at 817 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08103.
- CAMCare East is hosting testing at 2610 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105.
- CAMCare Clementon is hosting testing at 121 White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ 08021.
Operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 399,471 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 345,695 have received two doses and 160,272 have received a third dose. More information regarding vaccination rates throughout the county and available on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard at covid19.nj.gov.
The county Health Department is continuing to closely track new cases of COVID-19 and information regarding the prevalence of the Omicron variant. New cases are often reassigned to other municipalities over the course of an investigation.
More information regarding Camden County’s preparations and response related to the COVID-19 pandemic is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.