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Atlantic County Health Department reported five new deaths from COVID-19 Friday, Jan. 29, including a 69-year-old Margate man, bringing the total number of deaths in Margate to 10.

Other deaths from COVID-19 reported on Friday include a 60-year-old Egg Harbor Township man, an 88-year-old Linwood man and two Galloway Township residents – a 29-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman. Four of the five individuals had pre-existing conditions and one was a resident of a long-term care facility.

The county also reported 156 new COVID-19 positives in 90 males, ages 2-89, and 66 females, ages 6-87.

Weekly COVID-19 drive-through testing will be held 9-11:30 a.m. each Tuesday until further notice by appointment only at the county’s Public Works yard, 617 Dolphin Ave., Northfield.

Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-285-2684 or online at

Testing at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System has been extended through Thursday, Feb. 11, weekdays only. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins will also be accepted. Visit  to learn more.

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.