COVID-19 Claims Eight More Atlantic County Residents

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The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in Atlantic County. (Image courtesy of the American Hospital Association.

Atlantic County health officials on Thursday reported eight new deaths related to COVID-19 and 64 more residents who have tested positive for the disease, according to a press release.

Thursday’s fatalities included three Hammonton residents, two men ages 62 and 76, and a 58-year-old woman; two Galloway men, ages 87 and 93; two Northfield men, ages 67 and 94; and a 68-year-old Pleasantville man.

All of them had pre-existing health conditions. Seven of the eight were residents of long-term care facilities, the release said.

New coronavirus cases were confirmed among 28 men, ages 20-63, and 36 women, ages 16-91.

Twelve new cases were confirmed in Hammonton, 10 each in Galloway and Pleasantville and seven each in Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township. Absecon had four new positives, while Hamilton Township and Ventnor each had three. Buena Vista Township and Linwood had two cases and Egg Harbor City, Margate, Northfield and Somers Point had one each.

To date, Atlantic County has a total of 1,666 residents who have tested positive, with 104 deaths. Thirty-six additional residents have been cleared as recovered, for a total of 447.