Thursday, May 14, 2020
Atlantic County health officials are reporting eight additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 64 more residents who have tested positive for the disease.
Today’s fatalities included three Hammonton residents, two men ages 62 and 76 and a 58-year old woman; two Galloway men ages 87 and 93; two Northfield men, ages 67 and 94, and a 68-year old Pleasantville man, all of whom had pre-existing health conditions. Seven of the eight were residents of long-term care facilities.
New positives were identified among 28 men, ages 20-63 and 36 women, ages 16-91.
Twelve new cases were confirmed in Hammonton, 10 each in Galloway and Pleasantville and seven each in Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township. Absecon had four new positives while Hamilton Township and Ventnor each had three. Buena Vista Township and Linwood had two confirmations and Egg Harbor City, Margate, Northfield and Somers Point all had one.
To date, Atlantic County has a total of 1,666 residents who have tested positive with 104 deaths. Thirty-six additional residents have been cleared as recovered for a total of 447.