(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 74 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Wednesday, February 16. Additionally, there were 28 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 102. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 103,239 and 1,571 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 74 cases, 8 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 42 years old.
Wednesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“It’s reassuring to see the continual decline in daily case counts and other key metrics,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “But while the situation with the pandemic continues to change, we need to continue protecting ourselves by wearing our masks, getting tested and getting vaccinated and boosted. Being vaccinated and boosted is a crucial part of getting us past this pandemic so please, if you haven’t done so already, get vaccinated. You can 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, 400,709 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 347,527 have received two doses and 162,610 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.