(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 115 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Thursday, February 10. Additionally, there were 113 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 228. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 102,742 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 115 cases, 22 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 36 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Things seem to be moving in the right direction with COVID-19 here in Camden County,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The key part we need to improve on though is vaccinations and boosters. It’s crucial that folks who have two doses of the vaccine come back for that booster because it really does increase the level of protection. 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, 399,865 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 346,404 have received two doses and 161,134 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.