(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 174 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Wednesday, December 8, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 64,166 and 1,370 total fatalities.
Of the 174 new cases, 35 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 39 years old.
Wednesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“As daily case counts remain high, we want to urge everyone to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Vaccines are the best way we can stay safe and avoid serious illness or death from COVID-19, so please get yours. Health officials are also recommending that all adults get a booster shot, regardless of prior health qualifiers. 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, 324,192 Camden County residents are fully vaccinated and 91,604 have received a third dose. The number of residents with at least one dose was not available as of Wednesday morning. 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.