(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 148 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Tuesday, February 1. Additionally, there were 52 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 200. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 101,406 and 1,525 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 148 cases, 46 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 36 years old.
Tuesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“The decrease in daily cases is reassuring and the Board of Commissioners is doing all we can to keep Camden County moving in the right direction with this pandemic,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This includes having testing and vaccine options readily available for our residents along with other resources to keep everyone safe and healthy. However, even with the decrease in cases, we need to remind everyone to wear a face mask in public, get tested if you’re feeling sick and most importantly, get vaccinated and boosted. All adults and children ages 12-17 are eligible for booster shots so 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, 398,269 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 343,805 have received two doses and 158,190 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.