(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 806 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred on Thursday, December 30, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 71,835 and 1,394 total fatalities.
Of the 806 new cases, 163 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 34 years old.
Thursday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“We really need residents to take all of the proper precautions to stay safe and healthy as cases are surging,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Wear a mask, especially when out in public spaces, get tested if you’re exhibiting symptoms and above all, get vaccinated. Getting vaccinated can mean the difference between life or death for some. Those who do contract the virus after being vaccinated have a much lower risk of getting severely ill or dying so please, get vaccinated and get your booster shot. You can make an appointment for your first or second dose and your booster shot at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”
- Beginning on Jan. 3, testing will be available at the Health Hub located at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- From Dec. 27, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022, Cooper University Hospital Garage (Entrance from MLK Blvd near Broadway) is open from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. 12 p.m. on Friday and Sunday.
- The Cherry Hill Specialty Care on Rt. 70 is open from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday.
- Regular testing times resume on Jan. 3, 2022. After this date, testing will be available at Cooper University Hospital, which is located the intersection of Broadway and Stevens Street in Camden, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
- You can schedule your COVID-19 test at Cooper by using our online scheduling tool at this link.
To date, 383,142 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 333,621 are fully vaccinated and 127,377 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.