(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 469 new positive cases of COVID-19which occurred on Tuesday, December 28, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to70,408 and 1,394 total fatalities.
Of the 469 new cases, 96 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 32 years old.
Tuesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“With the rise in cases, the county has expanded testing options so every resident has access a PCR test if they need it,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Beginning today, Vault Medical Services saliva tests are available at the Camden County Health Hub, the Camden County Bellmawr Regional Health Center and the Cooper University Health Care parking garage site adjacent to the main hospital in Camden City. Getting tested if you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive is crucial, but I also want to reiterate the importance of getting vaccinated. Those who do contract the virus after being vaccinated have a much lower risk of getting severely ill or dying so please, get vaccinated and get your booster shot.”
The Vault PCR tests are quick and easy to use, with results typically getting back to the patient within 12-24 hours. Tests will be given to a visiting patient to be used on site or tests can be taken home and dropped back off to the site. Drop boxes will be installed and the saliva test must be returned within 24 hours of usage.
- Beginning on Jan. 3, testing will be available at the Health Hub located at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- From Dec. 27, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022, Cooper University Hospital Garage (Entrance from MLK Blvd near Broadway) is open from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. 12 p.m. on Friday and Sunday.
- The Cherry Hill Specialty Care on Rt. 70 is open from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday.
- Regular testing times resume on Jan. 3, 2022. After this date, testing will be available at Cooper University Hospital,which is located the intersection of Broadway and Stevens Street in Camden, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
- You can schedule your COVID-19 test at Cooper by using our online scheduling tool at this link.
To date, 381,941 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 332,635 are fully vaccinated and 123,564 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.