(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 313 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Thursday December 16, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 65,955 and 1,379 total fatalities.
Of the 313 new cases, 80 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 33 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“This pandemic is not over, and the 313 cases recorded today proves that,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Now is the time to take the proper precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. Mask up, get your booster and if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please do so. These vaccines are the best way we can fight this virus and they are safe, effective and readily available. 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, 374,635 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 328,920 are fully vaccinated and 106,544 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.