Atlantic County Reports New Coronavirus Death

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Hotlines offer help and information about the coronavirus. (Image courtesy aclink.org)

Atlantic County public health officials Sunday reported on a COVID-19 death of a 97-year-old Absecon woman with pre-existing conditions who was a resident of a long-term care facility.

They also confirmed 40 more residents who have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the countywide total to 1,099, with 49 deaths and 198 residents cleared as recovered.

Sunday’s cases were identified in 24 men, ages 33-98 and 16 women, ages 24-92.

Thirteen new cases were found in Northfield, nine in Galloway, five in Atlantic City and four in both Hammonton and Pleasantville. Two new cases were confirmed in Egg Harbor Township. Absecon, Corbin City and Hamilton Township each had one new case.

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.