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On Saturday, May 9, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported four deaths and 62 new cases related to COVID-19. The most recent fatalities included two Hammonton men, ages 78 and 70, an 88-year-old Galloway Township man, and a 62-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman. All four had pre-existing health conditions and three were residents of long-term care facilities.

Public health officials also confirmed 62 more county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 among 30 males, ages 1-76, and 32 females, ages 10-91. Twelve are from Galloway Township, 10 are from Atlantic City, eight are residents of Hammonton and seven are from Egg Harbor Township. Five residents of Hamilton Township, and four residents of Northfield and Pleasantville have been confirmed positive. Absecon and Linwood each have three more confirmed cases, while Buena Vista Township and Mullica Township have two. One resident from Egg Harbor City and Port Republic have each tested positive.

Thirty-three additional residents have been cleared as recovered.

Today’s cases bring the countywide totals to 1,495 cases and 72 deaths with 351 recovered.

Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing next week on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14, by appointment only, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation. Appointments are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can be made online at All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Atlantic County has tested 1,053 residents to date with 25.9% confirmed as positive, well below the current statewide rate of positivity of 39%.

Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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