With the addition of 128 residents who have been cleared as recovered, the countywide total stands at 2,599 of the 3,944 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March.
Atlantic County health officials also confirmed today no additional deaths related to the disease, however, 15 more residents have tested positive. They include eight males, ages 10-66, and seven females, ages 39-69.
Five of these residents are from Hamilton Township, three are from Egg Harbor Township, two each are from Absecon and Galloway Township, and one each is from Brigantine, Buena Borough and Pleasantville.
Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing by appointment at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard.
Testing is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. each Tuesday through Sept. 29. The only exception will be the week of Labor Day when testing will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The test site is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must 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
Health officials urge residents to continue to remain vigilant to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowds, washing hands frequently and sanitizing common-touch areas, and answering the call if contacted by contact tracers.