New COVID-19 Death in Atlantic County

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

The death of an 84-year-old Northfield man from complications of COVID-19 was reported Sunday by Atlantic County health officials.

In addition, 14 more residents have tested positive for the disease. They include eight males, ages 6-75, and six females, ages 17-82.

Sunday’s cases were found as follows: three each in Absecon, Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township, two each in Northfield and Pleasantville, and one in Hammonton.

These confirmations bring the countywide total to 3,013 residents who have tested positive, with 1,505 having been cleared as recovered and 210 who have died.

County health officials encourage residents and visitors to follow the recommended federal and state guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and hygiene protocols such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting common-touch areas.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 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.