Six More Deaths in Atlantic County From Coronavirus

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

Atlantic County public health officials Friday confirmed six more COVID-19 deaths and 118 new cases.

The new fatalities included five residents from long-term care facilities: an 83-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man from Absecon; a 58-year-old man from Galloway; and a 53-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman from Hammonton. The sixth victim was a 24-year-old man from Atlantic City.

All of them had underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk for complications, according to a county press release.

The new coronavirus cases involved 45 men ages 20 to 88 and 73 women ages 22 to 97. These bring the countywide totals to 1,433 cases and 68 deaths, with 318 residents cleared as recovered.

Of the 118 new cases, 40 were in Hammonton, 15 in Galloway, 11 in Pleasantville and nine in Absecon and Atlantic City. Seven positives were confirmed in Hamilton Township, five in Egg Harbor City, four in Buena Vista Township and Northfield and three in Brigantine. Buena Borough, Egg Harbor Township, Mullica Township, Somers Point and Ventnor each had two new positives, while Weymouth Township had one.

Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14, 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. and can be made online at www.aclink.org. All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Atlantic County has tested 1,053 residents to date with 25.9 percent confirmed as positive, well below the current statewide rate of positivity of 39 percent.

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