No additional deaths related to COVID-19 were reported today by Atlantic County health officials for the fifth consecutive day.
There were 10 new cases confirmed in six men, ages 18-79, and four women, ages 24-59. These residents were located as follows: two each from Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Northfield, and one each from Atlantic City, Buena Borough, Hamilton Township and Pleasantville.
The countywide cumulative total now stands at 3,976 confirmed cases, 2,659 recoveries and 245 deaths.
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.
More than 3,000 residents have been tested at the county facility since April 9 with 17.8% having tested positive.
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.