One Death, 24 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

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

Atlantic County health officials Friday confirmed the death of a 75-year-old Absecon man with underlying health conditions from complications of COVID-19.

Additionally, health officials reported 24 more residents have tested positive for the disease, including 14 males, ages 5-56, and 10 females, ages 12-90.

The new cases were identified as follows: six in Egg Harbor Township, four in Atlantic City, three in Egg Harbor City and two in Hammonton. Absecon, Brigantine, Buena Borough, Corbin City, Galloway, Hamilton Township, Linwood, Pleasantville and Ventnor each had one new positive.

To date, 2,994 residents have tested positive, with 1,505 having been cleared as recovered. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 209 county residents.

Atlantic County will continue to provide coronavirus testing by appointment for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription on Tuesday, July 7, in Northfield behind the county’s public works yard at Route 9 (New Road) and Dolphin Avenue.

Appointments are available 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and can be made online at www.aclink.org.