(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 254 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, June 3. Additionally, there were 45 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 299. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 112,326 and 1,638 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 254 cases, 45 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 39 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“As we endure another spike in COVID-19 cases, please remember to get vaccinated and boosted. These vaccines are the best protection we have against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Children ages 5 to 11 years old, all adults and children ages 12-17 are 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, 414,232 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 366,530 have received two doses and 223,927 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.