39 Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Hotlines offer help and information about the coronavirus. (Image courtesy aclink.org)

For the second straight day, no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Sunday by Atlantic County health officials.

Thirty-nine additional residents did test positive. Those confirmations were found among 18 males, ages 19-74, and 21 females, ages 13-83 with locations as follows: six in Atlantic City; five each in Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville; three each in Galloway, Hamilton Township, Margate and Somers Point; two each in Hammonton, Northfield and Ventnor; and one each in Absecon, Brigantine, Buena Borough, Egg Harbor City and Linwood.

Sunday’s cases bring the countywide total to 3,401 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, of whom 1,911 have been cleared as recovered and 229 have died.

Atlantic County will continue to provide coronavirus testing on Tuesday, July 28, 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.

If available, appointments can be made online at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel no less than 24 hours in advance 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