(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 416 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Thursday, January 27. Additionally, there were 111 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 527. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 100,275 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 416 cases, 118 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 36 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“The fluctuating amount of daily cases shows us that unfortunately, this pandemic isn’t over,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We’re in a better place than we were last month, but we can’t get too relaxed with the health and safety guidelines. Everyone needs to continue wearing a mask in public spaces, getting testing and getting vaccinated. We especially need those who have two doses to get a booster, it really does make a difference in the level of protection it provides. All adults are eligible for booster shots as well as children ages 12-17. 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, 397,093 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 342,349 have received two doses and 155,803 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.