The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 455 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 6 new COVID-related deaths which occurred between Tuesday, April 12 and Monday, April 18. Additionally, there were 157 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 612. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 105,615 and 1,614 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 455 cases, 101 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected has been 37 and 40 years old.
This week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
“As cases are on the rise once again, it’s important for everyone to remember the steps to keep themselves safe and healthy,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Wear a mask in crowded spaces, get tested if you’re feeling symptomatic and most importantly, get vaccinated and boosted.
“Adults ages 50 and up as well as those who are immunocompromised can now receive a second dose of the COVID-19 booster shot so if you’re especially vulnerable to this virus, please get your extra dose. All adults and children ages 12-17 are eligible for their first booster shots as well so please, make an appointment 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 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 412,403 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 362,854 have received two doses and 199,432 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.