Monday, May 11, 2020
Three elderly Atlantic County residents of long-term care facilities are the latest to die from complications of COVID-19, according to county health officials. All three women had pre-existing health conditions that put them at higher risk. They included a 91-year old and a 93-year old both from Pleasantville, and a 97-year old from Northfield.
Atlantic County also confirmed 15 more positives among six men, ages 44-65 and nine women, ages 30-86, eight of whom are from Atlantic City, three from Hammonton, two from Buena Vista Township and one each from Folsom and Northfield.
These cases bring the countywide totals to 1,530 with 77 deaths. Three hundred fifty-one residents have been cleared as recovered.
Atlantic County has tested 1,053 residents to date with a 25.9% rate of positivity.
Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing 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.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.