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On Sunday, Aug. 2, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported no new deaths related to COVID-19. There were 16 additional residents who tested positive, including five males, ages 18-88, and 11 females, ages 1-76.

Sunday’s confirmations were found as follows: five in Galloway Township; two each in Atlantic City, Buena Vista Township, Hammonton and Ventnor; and one each in Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville.

These cases bring the countywide total to 3,573 with 1,994 residents having been cleared as recovered. A total of 241 residents have died as a result of COVID-19.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in August at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard.

The test site is 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.

Appointments can be made online at 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:

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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