Tuesday, May 12, 2020
An 18-year old Mullica Township woman and eight elderly residents of long-term care facilities have died due to complications of COVID-19. According to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health all nine had pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk. Seven of the elderly fatalities were from Absecon and included two 80-year old women, two 80-year old men, an 81-year old woman, an 88-year old man, and a 90-year old woman. The other long-term care resident was a 77-year old man from Linwood. This brings the total countywide deaths related to COVID-19 to 86.
County health officials also reported 34 new positives among 15 men, ages 9-87 and 19 women, ages 24-98. Ten cases were identified in Atlantic City residents, eight in Galloway, five in Egg Harbor Township and three in Northfield. Hamilton Township, Hammonton and Ventnor each had two new cases while Pleasantville and Somers Point each had one.
To date, 1,564 residents have tested positive in Atlantic County and 351 have been cleared as recovered.
Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing on 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.