The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 1,038 new positive cases of COVID-19 and six new COVID-related deaths which occurred Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Monday, Aug. 8. Additionally, there were 243 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 1,281. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 120,588 and 1,680 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 1,038 cases, 164 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 42 years old.
This week’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities:
The daily case-average is 148, down from last week’s average of 156.
The Health Hub is now from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday’s and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday’s. You can make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.
There will also be no testing on site but test kits will be available for residents to pick up and test at their leisure.
To date, 420,329 Camden County residents have received at least one of the COVID-19 vaccine, 373,484 have received two doses and 244,458 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.