(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 87 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Thursday, April 21. Additionally, there were 22 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 109. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 105,837 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 87 cases, 26 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 33 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Adults ages 50 and up as well as those who are immunocompromised can receive a second dose of the COVID-19 booster shot and they can get it at the Camden County Health Hub, so if you’re particularly vulnerable, please get your extra dose,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “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, 412,528 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 363,153 have received two doses and 201,601 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.