The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 1,379 new positive cases of COVID-19 and three COVID-related deaths which occurred Tuesday, May 17 and Monday, May 23. Additionally, there were 499 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 1,878. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 110,308 and 1,630 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 1379 cases, 273 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 39 years old.
This week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
“As we’re seeing another rise in cases and transmission, getting vaccinated and boosted is more important than ever,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “The CDC recently authorized booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 years old and all adults and children ages 12-17 are also eligible for their first booster shots. Additionally, 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 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, 413,725 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 219,199 have received a third dose. The number of people with two doses was unavailable as of Monday afternoon. 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.