(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 728 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred between Saturday, December 18 and Monday, December 20, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 66,950 and 1,383 total fatalities.
Of the 728 new cases, 166 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 34 years old.
Saturday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
Sunday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
Monday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Although this high number cases are alarming, we can find comfort in knowing that we have vaccines that can help protect us,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Even if you do become sick after being fully vaccinated, your chances of getting severely ill or dying from the virus are much lower than those who have chosen to stay unvaccinated. But now is the time to get your booster, all adults have been eligible for boosters for about a month and last week, Pfizer boosters were authorized for children ages 16 and 17. So please, if you haven’t already, get your booster. 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.”
To date, 377,113 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 330,074 are fully vaccinated and 112,769 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 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.