Atlantic County Reports One New Coronavirus Death

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Altogether, Atlantic County has 74 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths to date.

On Saturday, one new death and 22 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Atlantic County health officials.

An 84-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman with underlying health conditions died as a result of the virus, according to a county press release.

Saturday’s new cases included six Hammonton residents, three Linwood residents and two residents each from Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township and Pleasantville. Absecon, Brigantine, Buena, Galloway, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor each had one new positive resident.

The county now has 392 residents confirmed positive and 19 deaths related to COVID-19. A total of 71 residents have been cleared as recovered.

Symptomatic county residents who would like to be tested may make an appointment for drive-thru testing next Tuesday, April 21 or Thursday, April 23.

They must present a doctor’s prescription and proof of residency along with confirmation of their appointment which can be made online at www.aclink.org.

Testing will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Atlantic County held its first COVID-19 drive-thru testing on April 9 for symptomatic first responders and healthcare workers. Testing for the general public began on Tuesday, April 14 and was held again on April 16.

The county has obtained 600 test kits and plans to secure more as needed.