(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 158 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Wednesday December 15, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 65,642 and 1,379 total fatalities.
Of the 158 new cases, 35 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 33 years old.
Wednesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“It’s time for those who have not been vaccinated, to get vaccinated,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The vaccines are safe, effective and have been administered to millions of people over the course of the last 12 months. We know that those who are unvaccinated have a much higher risk of getting extremely ill or dying from COVID-19. Please do your part, get vaccinated. And if you haven’t gotten your booster, please make sure you do so. All adults are eligible for boosters regardless of health qualifiers and children ages 16 and 17 are eligible for Pfizer boosters now. 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, 373,873 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 328,480 are fully vaccinated and 104,654 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.