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Atlantic County Health Department today reported seven deaths from COVID-19, including a 45-year-old Ventnor woman. Other reported deaths include an 81-year-old Absecon man, a 77-year-old Atlantic City man, two Egg Harbor Township residents – a 63-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman, a 71-year-old Galloway Township man and an 84-year-old Hammonton man. All but one had pre-existing conditions.

The county also reported 76 new COVID-19 positives in 30 males, ages 1 month to 79, and 46 females, ages 4 months to 76. These new cases bring the total number of positives to 21,425, with 540 deaths and 8,693 reported as cleared from isolation.

Previous daily counts are posted at

Weekly COVID-19 drive-through testing is available by appointment 9-11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at the county’s Public Works yard, 617 Dolphin Ave., Northfield until further notice. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-285-2684 or by accessing the online testing appointment link at

 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.