Two Hamilton Township men, a 57-year-old and another of unknown age, are the latest fatalities attributed to complications of COVID-19, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.
County health officials also reported 31 additional residents were confirmed positive for COVID-19 today, according to Atlantic County public health officials. They included 21 males, ages 11 months to 79 years, and 10 females, ages 1 year to 73 years.
Nine of the new cases were found in Pleasantville, seven in Atlantic City and three each in Egg Harbor and Galloway townships, and Hammonton. The following towns each had one new case: Absecon, Buena Vista Township, Egg Harbor City, Hamilton Township, Linwood and Ventnor.
Today’s cases bring the countywide total to 3,449 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 1,911 who have been cleared as recovered and 231 who have died.
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.
If available, appointments can be made online at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel no less than 24 hours in advance so others may have an opportunity to fill those spots.
A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp