(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 60 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Tuesday, April 26. Additionally, there were 24 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 84. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 106,186 and 1,616 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 207 cases, 28 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 43 years old.
Tuesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“As mask mandates are being repealed, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated to protect yourself against serious illness from COVID-19,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “And if you’ve only received two doses of the vaccine, remember that you’re no longer considered up to date. All adults and children ages 12-17 are eligible for their first booster shots and adults over the age of 50 and those who are immunocompromised are now eligible for a fourth dose, which are all being administered at the Camden County Health Hub. So please, make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”
Operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 412,622 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 363,564 have received two doses and 204,553 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.