Monday, July 13, 2020
No additional deaths related to Covid-19 were reported today by Atlantic County health officials, however, 12 more residents have tested positive. They include eight males, ages 21-65, and four females, ages 17-74.
Of today’s cases, three each were found in Hamilton Township and Pleasantville, two each in Atlantic City and Hammonton, and one each in Egg Harbor Township and Ventnor.
These additions bring the countywide total of positive confirmations to 3,115, with 1,778 of those residents having now been cleared as recovered. Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 220 county residents.
Atlantic County will continue to provide Covid-19 testing at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard. The test site is now available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must make an appointment for testing and provide proof of county residency and appointment confirmation.
Testing will next occur on Tuesday, July 14, however, barring any cancellations all slots have been filled. Appointments are available for testing on Tuesday, July 21, 9 AM – 11:30 AM and can be made at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to fill those spots.
A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp
County health officials encourage residents and visitors to follow the recommended federal and state guidelines to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and hygiene protocols such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting common-touch areas. Those who are sick and have symptoms of Covid-19 or respiratory illness are advised to self-isolate and contact their healthcare provider.