Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Two men with underlying health conditions are the latest Atlantic County residents to die from Covid-19 complications.
According to public health officials, the 60-year-old Margate man and 71-year-old Galloway man are the third and fourth fatalities since August 2, bringing the countywide cumulative total to 245.
Atlantic County health officials also reported 39 more residents who have been cleared as recovered as well as 17 additional residents who have tested positive.
Today’s confirmations were identified among four males, ages 50-65, and 13 females, ages 15-87. Four each are from Atlantic City, Galloway and Hamilton Township; two are from Egg Harbor Township; and one each is from Brigantine, Hammonton and Pleasantville.
There are now 3,921 county residents who have tested positive for Covid-19, of whom 2,471 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.