(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 211 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Thursday, December 2, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 63,074 and 1,363 total fatalities.
Of the 211 new cases, 65 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 31 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“This is the highest daily case count we’ve seen in months,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Despite these troubling numbers, we know one thing is certain: getting vaccinated greatly reduces your risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19. The transmission rate in Camden County is on the rise and the best thing you can do is mask up, get vaccinated and get your booster shot. Health officials are now 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, 448,164 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 321,559 are fully vaccinated and 83,123 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 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.