Seven Die of Coronavirus in Atlantic County

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

Atlantic County health officials confirmed seven more deaths Wednesday related to COVID-19, all of whom had pre-existing conditions.

They included an 87-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman from Pleasantville, an 88-year-old Absecon man, an 81-year-old Galloway woman, an 85-year-old Egg Harbor City woman, an 84-year-old Egg Harbor Township man and a 42-year-old Hammonton man. Three of them were residents of long-term care facilities.

The county also reported 50 more positive cases among 11 males, ages 16-94 and 39 females, ages 3-99.

Eighteen of the new cases are Pleasantville residents, seven are from Atlantic City and six are from Galloway. Egg Harbor Township and Hamilton Township each had four new positives, while Absecon and Somers Point each had three. Two new cases were confirmed in Hammonton and one new positive was found in Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor and Margate.

Atlantic County has confirmed 2,147 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 156 deaths to date. Eighty-four more residents have been cleared as recovered for a countywide total of 796.

Atlantic County will continue its COVID-19 testing on Thursday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation.

The testing location has been moved to Northfield, behind the county’s Public Works facility, at Route 9 (New Road) and Dolphin Avenue.

Appointments can be made on the county web site at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.