(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 49 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 51,515 and 1,242 total fatalities.
Of today’s 49 new cases, 6 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 32 years old.
Today’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“It is becoming increasingly evident that some form of COVID-19 will be endemic in the United States for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean it has to continue taking lives,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “The vast majority of those suffering from COVID-19 right now are unvaccinated. The vaccines dramatically reduce the likelihood of infection, hospitalization, and COVID-19 related death. We can end the threat posed by this virus if everyone gets vaccinated.”
To date, 311,259 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 282,260 are fully vaccinated. 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.