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No new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Monday, May 18, however, Atlantic County health officials did confirm 38 additional positives among 18 males, ages 25-94, and 20 females, ages 15-85.

Today’s cases bring the countywide total to 1,816 with 112 deaths and 501 residents cleared as recovered.

Ten of today’s positives were identified in Pleasantville and eight in Atlantic City. Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor, Galloway and Hamilton townships each had three new cases, while Absecon, Hammonton and Mullica Township had two. One new case was confirmed in both Somers Point and Ventnor.

To date, Atlantic County has tested a total of 1,342 residents with 26% being confirmed positive.

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

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, thunderstorms and/or high winds) on a scheduled test date, residents with appointments should check the county website ( for updates regarding postponement and rescheduling.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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