Tuesday, August 4, 2020
For the third consecutive day, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health has reported no new deaths related to Covid-19 and just eight new positives among its residents, two men, ages 32 and 37, and six women, ages 31-59. There were also 74 more residents who have been cleared as recovered.
Two new cases were found in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville, while one new case was identified in Buena Borough and Galloway.
These cases bring the countywide total to 3,600 with 2,018 recovered residents. A total of 241 residents have died as a result of Covid-19.
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, each Tuesday in August, 9 AM – 11:30 AM, unless otherwise noted.
The test site is 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.
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.
Due to the forecast of inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Isaias, the testing scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 was postponed and all scheduled appointments have been automatically rescheduled at the same time on Thursday, August 6.
A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp
Health officials also remind residents to continue to remain vigilant to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. This includes wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowds, washing hands frequently and sanitizing common-touch areas, and answering the call if contacted by contact tracers.