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On Sunday, Sept. 13, Atlantic County health officials reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 over the weekend and 25 more residents who have been cleared as recovered.

There were, however, 27 more cases confirmed among 14 males, ages 5-82, and 13 females, ages 18-83.

Six of these residents reside in Galloway Township; five in Egg Harbor Township; three each in Egg Harbor City and Ventnor; two each in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Hammonton and Pleasantville; and one each in Absecon and Linwood.

With the weekend additions, there are now 4,138 county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, of whom 2,792 have recovered. The disease has claimed the lives of 247 residents since April 2.

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.

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 September.

The test site is available by appointment for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents. No prescription is necessary, however, residents must 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.