Sunday, April 19, 2020
Fourteen more residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to information released by the Atlantic County Division of Public Health on Sunday, April 19.
Today’s new cases include five residents from Galloway, four from Egg Harbor Township, two from Hamilton Township and one each from Atlantic City, Buena Vista Township and Pleasantville.
These new cases bring the countywide total to 406 with 19 deaths and 71 residents cleared as recovered.
Atlantic County will resume drive-thru testing for symptomatic, county residents with a doctor’s prescription on Tuesday, April 21 and again on Thursday, April 23, 10 AM – 1 PM each day. The testing site is located behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
In addition to the doctor’s prescription, residents must also provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, as well as the appointment confirmation. Appointments can be made online at: www.aclink.org.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.
Atlantic County held its first COVID-19 drive-thru testing on April 9 for symptomatic first responders and healthcare workers. Testing for the general public began last week.
The county has obtained 600 test kits and plans to secure more as needed.