(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 72 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Friday, April 8. Additionally, there were 16 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 88. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 104,998 and 1,607 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 72 cases, 12 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 43 years old.
Friday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Currently, cases are trending upwards again so it’s a good time to remind everyone to wear a mask in crowded spaces, get tested if you’re feeling sick and most importantly, get vaccinated and boosted,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Getting vaccinated is the best way that we can protect ourselves and it’s especially crucial to get your booster shot. That additional dose really does make a difference in the level of protection it offers you so please, make an appointment to get that done. All adults and children ages 12-17 are eligible for booster shots so please, make an appointment for your first or second dose or your booster shot 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 411,872 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 361,904 have received two doses and 192,068 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.