Thursday, August 13, 2020
Forty-seven more Atlantic County residents have been cleared as recovered from Covid-19 for a countywide total of 2,262, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, which also reported no additional fatalities for the 12th consecutive day leaving the cumulative number of deaths at 241.
Health officials did confirm 12 new cases today in six males, ages 21-63, and six females, ages 11-78. To date, 3,725 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 since March.
Hammonton and Northfield each had two new confirmations today while one new case was found in each of the following locations: Absecon, Atlantic City, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway and Somers Point.
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.
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
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.