County Confirms Two More COVID-19 Deaths

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Coronavirus cases in Atlantic County continue to rise. (Image courtesy CDC.gov)

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health has confirmed the deaths of a 91-year old woman in Egg Harbor Township and an 83-year old man in Hammonton from complications from the coronavirus.

Both victims were residents of long-term care facilities who had pre-existing health conditions that contributed to their deaths, according to a county release.

County health officials also confirmed 25 more residents who have tested positive among 12 men, ages 28-80 and 13 women, ages 18-96. Thirty more residents have been cleared as recovered.

This brings the countywide totals to 903 confirmed cases, 37 deaths and 157 recovered residents.

Wednesday’s new cases included six residents in Hammonton and Galloway and three residents in Mullica Township. Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township and Northfield each had two residents test positive. Buena Borough, Buena Vista, Estell Manor and Port Republic each had one new confirmation.

Atlantic County also announced additional drive-thru test dates for next week on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7, by appointment only, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription.

The testing will be conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents may make an appointment for testing online at www.aclink.org. In addition to the doctor’s prescription, residents must also provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, as well as the appointment confirmation.

Testing scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather. Those with appointments for tomorrow will be automatically rescheduled for Monday, May 4 at the same time as their original appointment without having to do anything further.

As always, those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.