(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 152 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, February 11. Additionally, there were 30 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 182. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 102,894 and 1,554 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 152 cases, 50 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 34 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“The numbers are continuing to show that we are headed in the right direction here in Camden County,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “However, we do need to improve the number of vaccines and booster shots. The definition of fully vaccinated has changed and you must have that booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated now. If you have two doses you need to come back for that booster, it really does make a difference. And for those who are not vaccinated yet, now is the time. These vaccines are safe, effective and readily available. Please, make an appointment for your first or second dose or your booster shot 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 400,005 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 346,635have received two doses and 161,398 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.