Three more residents of long-term care facilities have died from complications of COVID-19, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. They include an 83-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman and two Hammonton residents, an 82-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman. All three individuals had underlying health conditions.
County health officials also reported 27 new positives among 12 men, ages 31-87, and 15 women, ages 14-86.
Nine cases were confirmed in Pleasantville, seven in Northfield and four in Galloway Township. Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township each had two new positives, while Absecon, Hammonton and Margate each had one.
With today’s additions, Atlantic County now has a total of 1,693 residents who have tested positive with 107 deaths. A total of 447 residents have been cleared as recovered.
Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21 for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription. Testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. Appointments are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and can be made online at www.aclink.org.
Residents should come prepared with their doctor’s script, proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill, and their appointment confirmation. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.