(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 593 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Friday, January 21. Additionally, there were 168 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 761. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 97,690 and 1,460 total fatalities.
Today will mark the first time the county Department of Health is providing antigen testing results. The outcomes from these tests, unlike the results from the polymerase chain reaction, (PCR) are probable positive cases. Moving forward these daily numbers will be added into our aggregated lab tested PCR metrics.
Of the 593 cases, 167 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 35 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“This pandemic is not over, but the slight drop in cases is a hopeful sign that we’re moving in the right direction,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “But of course, I want to remind everyone to keep up with health and safety guidelines, so we don’t have another surge of cases like we saw last month. The main key to beating this pandemic is getting vaccinated and getting boosted, so please do so. 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, 394,380 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 340,748 have received two doses and 151,896 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.