(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 689 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Thursday, January 20, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 97,097 and 1,460 total fatalities.
Of the 689 new cases, 204 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:
“Daily case counts have slowed down the past few days, which is good, but it’s still crucial that we keep up with health and safety guidelines,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Even with the slight drop in cases, we need to remain vigilant when it comes to this virus. This means always wearing a mask in public, getting tested if you’re feeling symptomatic and most importantly, getting vaccinated and boosted. All adults are eligible for booster shots and just recently, 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, 394,034 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 340,310 have received two doses and 151,128 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.