The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 269 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 8 new COVID-related deaths which occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Feb. 28. Additionally, there were 74 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 343. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 103,892 and 1,594 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 269 cases, 45 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 41 years old.
This past week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
The daily breakdown of cases can be found at www.camdencounty.com/news.
“It appears we’re turning a corner with this pandemic,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Daily case counts, hospitalizations and other key metrics have continued to decline, which is comforting. But once again, I need to remind everyone that getting vaccinated and boosted is the key to moving past the pandemic. The vaccines are safe, effective and readily available 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.”
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, 405,178 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 351,778 have received two doses and 174,299 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.