Monday, August 10, 2020
Atlantic County health officials reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 today among nine males, ages 6-83, and nine females, ages 2 months – 83, but no additional fatalities for the ninth consecutive day.
Health officials also confirmed 84 more residents who have been cleared as recovered, for a total of 2,141 of the 3,674 residents who have tested positive since March. Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 241 county residents.
Today’s positives were found as follows: three each in Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton and Pleasantville; two in Hamilton Township; and one each in Absecon, Atlantic City, Buena Borough, Estell Manor, Northfield, Port Republic and Ventnor.
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.
A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp
At this time, labs throughout the state are experiencing delays in reporting results due to the high volume of testing.
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.