(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 342 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, January 28. Additionally, there were 75 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 417. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 100,617 and 1,493 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 342 cases, 111 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:
“It’s reassuring to see the number of daily cases reduce from where we were last month,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “But as always, I need to remind everyone that we can’t get too ahead of ourselves. We need to continue taking steps to protect ourselves and those around us by wearing a mask in public spaces, getting testing and getting vaccinated. It’s especially important that those who have two doses get a booster, it really does make a difference. 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.”
New operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic have shifted to 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, 397,355 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 342,667 have received two doses and 156,365 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.