Friday, July 24, 2020
Thirty-seven residents have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, according to Atlantic County health officials, who also reported the death of an 82-year-old Absecon woman from complications of the virus.
The positives were identified in 16 males, ages 9 months – 81 years, and 21 females, ages 6 months – 83 years. Eleven of the positive residents are from Egg Harbor Township, eight are from Atlantic City and seven are from Pleasantville. Three each are from Hamilton Township and Hammonton, two are from Linwood, and one each are from Absecon, Buena Vista Township and Somers Point.
Today’s cases bring the countywide total to 3,334 residents who have tested positive for Covid-19, of whom 1,866 have been cleared as recovered and 229 have died.
Atlantic County will continue to provide Covid-19 testing on Tuesday, July 28 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.
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