(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 347 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Wednesday, January 26. Additionally, there were 96 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 443. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 99,859 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 347 cases, 87 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 38 years old.
Wednesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Although the numbers are looking promising, I want to remind everyone to keep up with health and safety guidelines,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We cannot let our guard down and we must continue to be vigilant in order to move in the right direction with this pandemic. So please, continue masking up, getting tested if you’re feeling symptomatic and get vaccinated and boosted. Being fully vaccinated can be the difference between life or death, as we’ve seen so often over the course of this pandemic. All adults are eligible for booster shots and now booster shots for ages 12-17 was approved by the U.S. FDA. 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.”
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, 396,338 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 342,006 have received two doses and 155,243 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.