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Atlantic County Health Department Tuesday, Jan 12 reported 10 deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic that included three Pleasantville residents, a 101-year-old woman, a 92-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man; two Galloway Township men, ages 80 and 77; a 72-year-old Atlantic City man; a 78-year-old Brigantine woman; a 94-year-old Linwood man; an 89-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman; and a 59-year-old Mullica Township man.

It also reported 144 new COVID-19 positives in 72 males, ages 11 months to 93, and 72 females, ages 1-86, with 176 reported as recovered.

Daily and cumulative data is available at

COVID-19 drive-through has resumed as of Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the county’s Public Works yard,  617 Dolphin Ave., Northfield, by appointment only. Testing will be conducted 9-11:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-285-2684. 

A list of  additional COVID-19 test sites in Atlantic County is available at:

According to the CDC, staying home with only members of your household is the best way to keep COVID-19 out of your home. However, if a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home.

Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, can help prevent you from getting and spreading COVID-19. There are ways you can improve ventilation in your home. Use as many ways as you can (open windows, use air filters, and turn on fans) to help clear out virus particles in your home faster.

  • Bring as much fresh air into your home as possible.
  • Filter the air in your home.
  • Turn on the exhaust fan in your bathroom and kitchen.
  • Use fans to improve airflow.
  • Limit the number of visitors inside your home.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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