Four New COVID-19 Deaths in County

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

On Saturday, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported four deaths and 62 new cases related to COVID-19.

The most recent fatalities included two Hammonton men ages 78 and 70, an 88-year-old Galloway man and a 62-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman.

All four had pre-existing health conditions and three were residents of long-term care facilities, according to a county press release.

Public health officials also confirmed 62 more county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, including 30 males, ages 1-76 and 32 females, ages 10-91.

Twelve are from Galloway, 10 are from Atlantic City, eight are residents of Hammonton and seven are from Egg Harbor Township. Five residents of Hamilton Township and four residents of Northfield and Pleasantville have been confirmed positive. Absecon and Linwood each have three more confirmed cases, while Buena Vista Township and Mullica Township have two. One resident from Egg Harbor City and Port Republic have each tested positive.

Thirty-three additional residents have been cleared as recovered.

Saturday’s cases bring the countywide totals to 1,495 cases, 72 deaths and 351 recovered.

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 from 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.