Monday, September 7, 2020
For the fifth consecutive day, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported no new deaths related to Covid-19.
Health officials did confirm, however, 22 additional cases among eight males, ages 13-89, and 14 females, ages 19-64. Five of these new cases were found in Absecpn; four n Galloway; three in Egg Harbor Township; two each in Buena Vista Township, Hamilton Township and Hammonton; and one each in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor City, Pleasantville and Somers Point.
To date, there are 4,059 county residents who have tested positive for Covid-19 since March, of whom 2,738 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. The only exception will be this week 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 and no prescription is necessary. 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.