(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 159 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 55,211 and 1,262 total fatalities.
Of today’s 159 new cases, 52 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 30 years old.
Today’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“We continue to see case counts climb and the average age decrease when it comes to who is getting impacted by COVID. This is a constant reminder that the pandemic is not over, and we need to remain vigilant,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This also continues to underscore the importance of utilizing the best tool we have to fight this virus- the vaccine. If you haven’t got it already, do it now.”
To date, 331,848 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 299,481 are fully vaccinated. 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.