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Atlantic County Health Department Wednesday, Jan. 7 reported the deaths of three individuals from COVID-19, including a 76-year-old Margate woman.

The two other deaths reported today include a 77-year-old Atlantic City man, and an 85-year-old Buena Vista Township woman.

The county also reported 180 new COVID-19 positives in 77 males, ages 3-95, and 103 females, ages 1-86, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 15,385, with 6,517 reported as recovered. In Atlantic County, 375 residents have died of the disease.

Daily and cumulative COVID-19 data broken down by municipality is available at

COVID-19 drive-thru testing will resume Tuesday, Jan. 12, by appointment only, at the county’s Public Works yard, 617 Dolphin Ave. in Northfield. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-285-2684.

A list of additional COVID-19 test sites 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.