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Atlantic County health officials confirmed the death of a 94-year-old Galloway Township woman from complications of COVID-19 along with 17 new positives found among 10 males, ages 13-77, and seven females, ages 18-88.

They also reported 48 more residents who have been cleared as recovered bringing the total to 1,668 of the 3,072 residents who have been confirmed for COVID-19.

Today’s positives were found as follows: four each in Egg Harbor and Hamilton townships, three each in Hammonton and Pleasantville, two in Galloway Township and one in Atlantic City.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 drive-thru testing but will now accept both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must make an appointment for testing and provide proof of county residency and appointment confirmation.

The next test date 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 behind the county public works yard in Northfield at Route 9 and Dolphin Avenue. Appointments can be made on the county website at

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. Those who are sick and have symptoms of COVID-19 or respiratory illness are advised to self-isolate and contact their healthcare provider.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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