On Saturday, May 23, Atlantic County health officials reported 14 additional deaths related to complications from COVID-19. The fatalities were identified in nine men and five women, all with pre-existing conditions and seven of whom were residents of long-term care facilities.
The nine men included four Pleasantville residents, ages 51, 62, 70 and 80; three Hammonton residents, two 66-year-olds and an 88-year-old; and two Linwood residents, ages 80 and 88. The five females included a 71-year-old from Absecon, an 86-year-old from Atlantic City, a 73-year-old from Egg Harbor City, a 91-year-old from Galloway Township and an 83-year-old from Ventnor.
Additionally, there were 25 new cases confirmed among 12 men, ages 27-71, and 13 women, ages 26-81. Six new positives were found in both Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township and three in both Hamilton Township and Pleasantville. Absecon, Buena Vista and Galloway townships all had two new cases, and Somers Point had one.
Today’s confirmation bring the countywide totals to 1,975 confirmed positives and 144 deaths with 712 residents cleared from quarantine.
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 and 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 www.aclink.org.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.