Saturday, May 16, 2020
On Saturday, May 16, Atlantic County public health officials reported four COVID-19 related deaths and 52 new positives
Three of the four fatalities were among residents of long-term care facilities: a 93-year old Galloway Township woman and two Hammonton residents, a 79-year old man and an 88-year old woman. The fourth fatality was in a 64-year old Atlantic City woman. All four individuals had pre-existing conditions that made them more vulnerable for complications.
The new positives were confirmed among 22 males, ages 6-88, and 30 females, ages 19-96 in the following communities: eleven in Pleasantville; nine in Hamilton Township; seven in Atlantic City and Hammonton; five in Egg Harbor Township; three in Buena Borough and Galloway; two in Margate and Mullica Township; and one each in Egg Harbor City, Northfield and Somers Point..
As of today, Atlantic County now has a total of 1,745 residents who have tested positive with 111 deaths. Fifty-four more residents have been cleared as recovered for a countywide total of 501. Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21 for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription. Testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. Appointments are available 10 AM – 1 PM each day and can be made online at www.aclink.org.
Residents should come prepared with their doctor’s script, proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill, and their appointment confirmation. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.