(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 251 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Thursday, December 9, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 64,417 and 1,370 total fatalities.
Of the 251 new cases, 56 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 35 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“While the high amount of cases is concerning, we can find a bit of comforting in knowing that we have vaccines and boosters to help protect us,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We know that vaccinated people have a much better chance of avoiding serious illness and death than those who are unvaccinated. And boosters will only add to the protection the initial two doses give you. So please, if you haven’t done so already, get vaccinated and get your booster. 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, 369,982 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 325,462 are fully vaccinated and 94,974 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.