Atlantic County health officials have announced the confirmation of 33 new cases of COVID-19, including a one-month-old boy among 19 males, ages 1 month – 73 years, and 14 females, ages 52-91 years. They also reported the death of a 73-year-old Hammonton man attributed to the virus.
Hammonton also had nine of the new cases, while Hamilton Township and Pleasantville each had four. Three new positives were identified in Atlantic City and Northfield. Absecon, Galloway Township and Ventnor all had two, and Buena Borough, Folsom and Linwood all had one new confirmation. An additional case was listed for Atlantic County but the specific town has yet to be determined.
With these new cases, Atlantic County now has a total of 1,778 residents who have tested positive with 112 deaths. A total of 501 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.
In the event of inclement weather (heavy rain and/or high winds) on a scheduled test date, residents with appointments should check the county website (www.aclink.org) for updates regarding postponement and rescheduling.