(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County Department of Health announces 52 new positive cases of COVID-19 which took place on Tuesday, April 19th. In addition, 7 cases were detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases up 59. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 105,667 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 52 cases 12 is among patients under 18 years of age. The average age of the newly infected is 40 years old.
Tuesday The cases concern residents who live in the following municipalities:
“As more measurements rise again, it’s important to remember the steps you need to take to protect yourself and those around you,” said Commissioner Louis Cappelli Jr. Wear a mask in overcrowded rooms, get tested if you feel symptomatic. And most importantly, get vaccinated and boosted. Adults aged 50 and over as well as those who are immunocompromised can now receive another dose of COVID -19 booster shot, so if you are particularly vulnerable to this virus, please get your extra dose.All adults and children aged 12-17 are also eligible for their first booster shot, so please book an appointment at 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, 412,436 Residents of Camden County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 362,923 has received two doses and 200,013 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.