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Atlantic County has confirmed two more deaths and 20 new positives among seven men, ages 26-63, and 13 women, ages 20-27 Sunday, May 10.

Both fatalities were identified in individuals with pre-existing health conditions. They included an 89-year-old Egg Harbor Township man and an 85-year-old Hamilton Township woman.

Residents who most recently tested positive were located as follows: four in Egg Harbor Township, three in Atlantic City and Galloway Township, two in Northfield and one each in Buena Borough, Egg Harbor City, Folsom, Hammonton, Margate, Mullica Township, Somers Point and Ventnor.

These new cases bring the countywide totals to 1,515 confirmed with 351 residents now cleared as recovered and 74 deaths.

Atlantic County has tested 1,053 residents to date with a 25.9% rate of positivity.

Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing 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 www.aclink.org. All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

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.