Monday, May 25, 2020
On Monday, May 25, Atlantic County public health officials confirmed the deaths of three additional long-term care residents due to complications from Covid-19. They included two men, ages 63 and 98, and a 91-year-old woman, all from Northfield and all of whom had underlying health conditions.
County officials also reported 46 new cases of the coronavirus among 17 males, ages 16-98 and 29 females, ages 28-103.
Of today’s new positives, 14 were found in Northfield, eight in Hammonton and six in Atlantic City. Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville each had three new cases while Galloway and Ventnor had two. One new case was reported in Egg Harbor City, Folsom, Hamilton Township, Linwood and Weymouth Township.
To date, Atlantic County has confirmed 2,060 residents who have tested positive for Covid-19 and 147 deaths as well as 712 residents who have been cleared as recovered.
Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing, however, the testing location has been moved to Northfield, behind the county’s Public Works facility at Route 9 and Dolphin Avenue. The new location provides greater protection from the elements in the event of inclement weather.
The next testing will take place on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28, 10 AM – 1 PM, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation.
Appointments can be made on the county web site at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.