(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County Department of Health announces 87 new positive cases of COVID-19 which took place on Thursday, April 21st. In addition, 22 cases were detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases up 109. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 105,837 and 1,614 th most common total deaths.
The results of these antigen tests, in contrast to the results of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are likely positive cases. These daily figures are added to our aggregated laboratory-tested PCR metrics.
Of the 87 cases 26 is among patients under 18 years of age. The average age of the newly infected is 33 years old.
Thursday The cases concern residents who live in the following municipalities:
“Adults aged 50 and over, as well as those who are immunocompromised, can receive another dose of COVID-19 booster shot, and they can get it at the Camden County Health Hub, so if you are particularly vulnerable, please get your extra dose “, said Commissioner Louis Cappelli Jr. “All adults and children ages 12-17 are also eligible for their first booster shot, so please book an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com. “
Operating hours at the Camden County Health Hub Vaccine Clinic run from 1pm to 4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 3pm to 6pm on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17.
To date, 412,528 Residents of Camden County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 363,153 has received two doses and 201,601 has received a third dose. More information on county-wide vaccination rates and available at the state COVID-19 dashboard at covid19.nj.gov.
The county health ministry continues to follow new cases of COVID-19 closely and information on the occurrence of the Omicron variant. New cases are often relocated to other municipalities during an investigation.
For more information on Camden County’s preparations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit camdencounty.com. Residents should often check the county’s website and social media for updated information.