Tuesday, September 8, 2020
A 63-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman with pre-existing health conditions has died from complications of Covid-19, becoming the 247th fatality in Atlantic County, according to public health officials.
They also confirmed seven new cases among three men, ages 21-59, and four women, ages 19-57.
Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township and Galloway each had two of the new cases and Margate had one new case. These additions bring the countywide total to 4,063 confirmed cases with 2,738 recoveries.
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.
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.