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Two elderly Hammonton residents of long-term care facilities are the latest to succumb to complications from COVID-19. The Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported the deaths of the 82-year-old woman and 97-year-old man earlier today, both of whom had pre-existing health conditions that put them at higher risk.

County health officials also confirmed 19 new positives among seven men, ages 25-92, and 12 women, ages 20-89. Six of them reside in Hammonton and four in Atlantic City. Absecon and Northfield each have two additional cases while Brigantine, Folsom, Galloway Township, Pleasantville and Ventnor all have one new positive.

With today’s confirmations, there are now 1,950 county residents who have tested positive and 130 deaths. Sixty-four more residents have been cleared as recovered for a total of 712.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing next week, however, the testing location has been moved to Northfield, behind the county’s Public Works facility at Route 9 and Dolphin Avenue. The new location provides greater protection from the elements in the event of inclement weather.

Testing will be available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 27-28 for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation.

Appointments can be made on the county web site at

Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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