County Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths

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

On Saturday, Atlantic County health officials confirmed 18 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

They include seven men, ages 26-77, and 11 women, ages 29-75. For the second consecutive day, no additional deaths were reported.

Four of Saturday’s positives were found in Absecon, three in Atlantic City and two each in Hammonton and Pleasantville.

Several communities had one new positive: Buena Vista Township, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Folsom Galloway, Hamilton Township and Margate.

This brings the countywide total to 3,217 residents confirmed positive, of whom 1,819 have been cleared as recovered. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 224 county residents.

Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard. The test site is now available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must make an appointment for testing and provide proof of county residency and appointment confirmation.

Atlantic County has tested more than 2,300 residents through its testing facility with 78.3 percent testing negative for COVID-19.

Testing will next occur on Tuesday, July 21, however, barring any cancellations, all slots have been filled. Testing has also been announced for Tuesday, July 28 and appointments are available and can be made online at www.aclink.org.

Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to fill those spots.

A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/covid/additional-testing-locations.asp