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The death of an 84-year-old Northfield man from complications of COVID-19 was reported today by Atlantic County health officials in addition to 14 more residents who have tested positive for the disease. They include eight males, ages 6-75, and six females, ages 17-82.

Today’s cases put the total number of COVID-19 cases over 3,000 with more than half of them reported as recovered.

Positives were  reported in the following communities: three each in Absecon, Atlantic City, and Egg Harbor Township; two each in Northfield and Pleasantville; and one in Hammonton.

These confirmations bring the countywide total to 3,013 residents who have tested positive with 1,505 having been cleared as recovered and 210 who have died.

County health officials encourage residents and visitors to follow the recommended federal and state guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and hygiene protocols such as frequent hand-washing and disinfecting common-touch areas.

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, July 7 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.