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Atlantic County health officials reported six additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 30 new positives as confirmed over the last two days.

The fatalities included two men, a 69-year-old from Atlantic City and a 96-year-old from Northfield, and four women, a 91-year-old from Buena Borough, a 61-year-old from Galloway Township, a 65-year-old from Northfield and an 89-year-old from Pleasantville. All had underlying health conditions and three of the six were residents of long-term care facilities.

The new positives were found among 18 males, ages 15-66, and 12 females, ages 6-69, with locations as follows: one from Absecon, two from Atlantic City, one from Brigantine, five from Egg Harbor Township, two from Galloway and Hamilton townships, eight from Hammonton, one from Margate, two from Mullica Township, five from Pleasantville and one from Somers Point.

To date, 2,915 Atlantic County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-three additional residents have been cleared as recovered for a countywide total of 1,466. The disease has claimed the lives of 203 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.