Wednesday, July 22, 2020
A 46-year old Buena Borough woman and a 50-year-old Hammonton man are the latest to succumb to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 228, according to Atlantic County public health officials.
County officials also confirmed six men, ages 19-91, and seven women, ages 24-78, who tested positive for the virus with locations as follows: four from Egg Harbor Township, two each from Absecon and Egg Harbor City, and one each from Atlantic City, Galloway, Hamilton Township, Hammonton and Ventnor.
An additional 47 residents have now been cleared as recovered for a countywide total of 1,866 of the 3,279 who have tested positive to date.
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 28, 9 AM – 11:30 AM. If available, appointments can be made online at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel no less than 24 hours in advance 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.
The state Department of Health is also now advising those who get tested to limit interaction with others while awaiting test results.