(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 234 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, May 27. Additionally, there were 82 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 316. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 111,145 and 1,630 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 234 cases, 61 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 36 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“As we head into the holiday weekend, please remember to take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy as cases continue to rise once again,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “I can’t stress the importance of getting vaccinated and boosted enough. The CDC recently authorized booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 years old and all adults and children ages 12-17 are also eligible for their first booster shots. Additionally, adults ages 50 and up as well as those who are immunocompromised can now receive a second dose of the COVID-19 booster shot. So please, make an appointment 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 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 413,928 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 366,121 have received two doses and 221,302 have received a third dose. The number of people with two doses was unavailable 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.