Thursday, August 27, 2020
No new deaths related to Covid-19 were reported today by Atlantic County health officials, however, there were eight more residents who have tested positive. They include three males, ages 45-65, and five females, ages 17-64. Five of these residents are from Hamilton Township, and one each is from Atlantic City, Margate and Pleasantville.
Today’s confirmations bring the countywide cumulative total to 3,929 residents who have tested positive, of whom 2,471 have been cleared as recovered and 245 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.
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.