Friday, May 8, 2020
Atlantic County public health officials today confirmed six more COVID-19 related deaths and 118 more positives among 45 men, ages 20-88 and 73 women, ages 22-97. There were also 14 more recovered residents.
Today’s fatalities included five residents from long-term care facilities: an 83-year old woman and an 89-year old man from Absecon; a 58-year old man from Galloway; a 53-year old man and an 87-year old woman from Hammonton. The sixth victim was a 24-year old man from Atlantic City. All of the individuals had underlying conditions that put them at greater risk for complications.
These cases bring the countywide totals to 1,433 cases and 68 deaths with 318 residents cleared as recovered.
Of the 118 new cases, 40 were found in Hammonton, 15 in Galloway, 11 in Pleasantville and nine in Absecon and Atlantic City. Seven positives were confirmed in Hamilton Township, five in Egg Harbor City, four in Buena Vista Township and Northfield and three in Brigantine. Buena Borough, Egg Harbor Township, Mullica Township, Somers Point and Ventnor each had two new positives while Weymouth Township had one.
Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing next week on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14, by appointment, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation. Appointments are available 10 AM – 1 PM and can be made online at www.aclink.org. All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
Atlantic County has tested 1,053 residents to date with 25.9% confirmed as positive, well below the current statewide rate of positivity of 39%.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.