Friday, August 21, 2020
Atlantic County health officials reported no new deaths related to Covid-19 today. Since August 2, there have been only two deaths, both of which involved long-term care residents with underlying health conditions. A countywide total of 243 residents have died from Covid-19 since April 2.
Health officials also confirmed six males, ages 16-60, and seven females, ages 16-75, have tested positive for Covid-19 from the following locations: five from Egg Harbor Township, two each from Atlantic City and Hamilton Township, and one each from Absecon, Hammonton, Pleasantville and Ventnor.
There are now 3,868 county residents who have tested positive for Covid-19, of whom 2,379 have been cleared as recovered.
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.
Testing is scheduled for each Tuesday through September 29, 9 – 11:30 AM each day. The only exception will be the week of Labor Day when testing will occur on Wednesday, September 9, instead of Tuesday, September 8.
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.