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On Friday, June 26, Atlantic County public health officials confirmed the deaths of a 59-year-old Atlantic City man and a 66-year-old Pleasantville man from complications of COVID-19, both of whom had underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk.

County officials also reported 32 positives among 20 males, ages 14-65, and 12 females, ages 24-82.

Sixteen of today’s cases were found in Hammonton, three each in Absecon and Egg Harbor Township, two each in Egg Harbor City, Galloway and Hamilton townships, and Pleasantville, and one each in Linwood and Somers Point.

Today’s findings bring the countywide total to 2,885 residents who have tested positive, with 1,443 cleared as recovered, including today’s addition of 45 residents. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 197 county residents.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing by appointment for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30 in Northfield behind the county’s public works yard at Route 9 (New Road) and Dolphin Avenue. Appointments can be made online at


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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