(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 147 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Wednesday, December 1, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 62,863 and 1,363 total fatalities.
Of the 147 new cases, 42 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 35 years old.
Wednesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“We’re seeing an increase in daily cases here in Camden County,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “So now is the time, if you haven’t already done so, to get vaccinated. It will protect you from getting seriously ill or dying from the virus. If you’re already vaccinated, please get your booster. 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.”
To date, 445,050 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 321,018 are fully vaccinated and 80,970 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 Delta 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.