(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 72 new positive cases of COVID-19 which occurred Tuesday, February 8. Additionally, there were 24 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases to 96. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 102,495 and 1,554 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, 16 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 42 years old.
Tuesday’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“Seeing the daily case count continue to decline is a hopeful sign that we’re moving in the right direction with this pandemic,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “But I still need to remind everyone that the pandemic isn’t over. We need to continue taking steps to protect ourselves which includes masking up, getting tested if you’re feeling sick and most importantly, getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot. 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, 399,559 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 345,989 have received two doses and 160,555 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.