Atlantic County Reports New COVID-19 Case

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The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in Atlantic County. (Image courtesy of the American Hospital Association.

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.

This brings the countywide total to 31, according to a county press release.

Of those cases, five residents have now been cleared as recovered.

Most individuals with mild or moderate symptoms of the virus, such as fever and cough, are able to recover at home in about two or more weeks.

Atlantic County reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 18.

Public health officials remind residents to help prevent the spread of the virus by staying home and practicing safe respiratory and hygiene habits as well as to follow the recommended guidance for social distancing.