(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 144 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, Aug. 19. Additionally, there were 47 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 191. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 121,969 and 1,685 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 144 cases, 18 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 45 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
The Health Hub is now from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday’s and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday’s. You can make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.
There will also be no testing on site but test kits will be available for residents to pick up and test at their leisure.
The numbers for COVID-19 vaccinations were not available as of Friday afternoon. 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.