Wednesday, August 19, 2020
On Wednesday, August 19, Atlantic County health officials confirmed 23 more residents who have been cleared as recovered, no new deaths and 11 more residents who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Today’s confirmed cases were found in five males, ages 34-64, and six females, ages 1-61. Six of these residents are from Pleasantville, two are from Hamilton Township and one each are from Buena Borough, Egg Harbor Township and Hammonton.
To date, 3,837 county residents have been confirmed for Covid-19 of whom 2,362 have since recovered and 243 have died.
Atlantic County will continue to provide Covid-19 testing by appointment at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard. The next test date is Tuesday, August 25, 9 AM – 11:30 AM.
The test site is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must 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
Health officials urge 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.