COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nine more elderly Atlantic County residents, all of whom had pre-existing conditions and eight of whom resided in long-term care facilities, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.
The fatalities included a 72-year-old Buena Vista Township man; an 85-year-old Hammonton man; and an 83-year-old Pleasantville man; as well as two Northfield residents, an 82-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man; and four Galloway Township residents, a 73-year-old man, and three women, ages 84, 88 and 91.
County health officials also reported 44 new cases among 22 men, ages 19-97, and 22 women, ages 25-91, with 40 more residents cleared from quarantine. This brings the countywide totals to 1,860 positives, 121 deaths and 541 recovered.
Today’s new cases were confirmed as follows: nine in Atlantic City, six in Egg Harbor and Galloway townships, five in Absecon and Pleasantville, three in Hamilton Township and Northfield, two in Hammonton and Ventnor, and one in Buena Vista Township, Linwood and Port Republic.
As of May 18, Atlantic County has tested a total of 1,342 residents at its drive-through test sites with 26% being confirmed positive.
Cumulative totals as of May 18:
- Absecon – 138, 13 deaths
- Atlantic City – 203, 7 deaths
- Brigantine – 19, 1 death
- Buena Borough – 36, 1 death
- Buena Vista Twp. – 27
- Corbin City – 1
- Egg Harbor City – 26
- Egg Harbor Twp. –
- 220, 17 deaths
- Estell Manor – 7
- Folsom – 11
- Galloway Twp. – 229, 13 deaths
- Hamilton Twp. – 137, 3 deaths
- Hammonton – 295, 34 deaths
- Linwood – 60, 8 deaths
- Longport – 2
- Margate – 20
- Mullica Twp. – 23, 1 death
- Northfield – 90, 7 deaths
- Pleasantville – 184, 7 deaths
- Port Republic – 3
- Somers Point – 37
- Ventnor – 37
- Weymouth Twp. – 10
- Undetermined – 1
Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing on 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, thunderstorms 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.