Atlantic County public health officials are reporting three additional deaths and 27 more residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 as confirmed since Saturday, July 11.
The fatalities included two women, a 60-year-old from Northfield and a 61-year-old from Galloway Township, and one 60-year-old Hammonton man. All three had underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk for complications from the disease.
The new positives were found among 17 males, ages 19-63, and 10 females, ages 15-76 in the following locations: five each from Atlantic City and Hamilton Township, four from Egg Harbor Township, three each from Hammonton and Pleasantville, two each from Absecon, Buena Borough and Galloway Township, and one from Estell Manor.
An additional 57 residents have been cleared as recovered for a total of 1,778 of the 3,103 residents who have tested positive to date. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 220 Atlantic County residents.
Atlantic County will continue to provide testing at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard. The test site is now available for 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.
Testing will next occur on Tuesday, July 14, however, barring any cancellations all slots have been filled. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to fill those spots. The county will announce more test dates as they are confirmed. Appointments can be made online at www.aclink.org. A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp
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.