County Reports Four New COVID-19 Deaths

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The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Atlantic County.

Atlantic County health officials confirmed four deaths Saturday and 36 new cases of COVID-19.

The fatalities were all residents of long-term care facilities with pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk for complications from coronavirus, according to a county news release.

Two were from Absecon, an 82-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, in addition to a 68-year-old Egg Harbor Township man and a 73-year-old Hammonton man.

The new positive cases were identified in 18 men, ages 11-77 and 18 women, ages 19-98.

Eight new positives were found in Pleasantville and six in Atlantic City. Five cases were found in Galloway, Hamilton Township and Hammonton and three in Egg Harbor Township. Folsom, Linwood, Margate and Weymouth Township each had one new positive.

Saturday’s cases bring the countywide totals to 1,059 confirmed positives, 48 deaths and 198 residents cleared as recovered.

Atlantic County’s drive-thru testing will resume on Monday, May 4, but is limited to those who had appointments for testing on April 30, which was postponed due to high winds.

All April 30 appointments will be honored at the same time on Monday without having to reschedule or confirm.

Testing for the general public will be available by appointment for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation. Appointments are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and can be made online at www.aclink.org. All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.