(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 241 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Thursday, February 3. Additionally, there were 53 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 294. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 101,815 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 241 cases, 67 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:
“As we’re coming off the latest surge of COVID-19, I want to remind everyone to keep up with health and safety guidelines so we can continue moving in the right direction,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Please continue wearing a face mask in public, getting tested if you’re feeling sick and most importantly, getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot. It’s very important that those who have already received two doses come back for their booster, it makes a big difference in the level of protection it provides. 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, 398,687 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 344,516 have received two doses and 158,953 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.