(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 98 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 50,664 and 1,238 total fatalities.
Today’s cases are involving residents living in the following municipalities:
“One week ago, we saw 50 new cases in a single day, the highest number we’d seen in months. Just seven days later and that figure has doubled to nearly 100 new cases today,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Every day we see stories of people in the hospital fighting for their lives against this virus because they didn’t get vaccinated. Universally, they regret that decision and plead for others to get their shot before it’s too late. Do not leave yourself vulnerable to a preventable disease – get vaccinated right away.”
To date, 304,898 Camden County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 278,212 are fully vaccinated. 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 Delta 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.