The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 188 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 4 new deaths which occurred on between Tuesday, March 1 and Monday, March 7. Additionally, there were 156 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 344. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 104,080 and 1,598 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 188 cases, 38 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected from this weekend is 42 years old.
This week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
To see daily breakdowns, visit www.camdencounty.com/news.
“Each day we are getting closer to the end of this pandemic,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The low numbers continue to reassure us that we’re moving in the right direction. But what will really put us on track to getting back to a sense of normalcy is getting everyone vaccinated and boosted. 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, 405,974 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 352,895 have received two doses and 176,908 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.