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The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 as of this morning, Tuesday, March 31. This brings the countywide total to 31. Of those cases, five residents have now been cleared as “recovered.”

Most individuals with mild or moderate symptoms of the virus, such as fever and cough, are able to recover at home in about two or more weeks.

Atlantic County reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 18.

Public health officials remind residents to help prevent the spread of the virus by staying home and practicing safe respiratory and hygiene habits as well as to follow the recommended guidance for social distancing.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.