Monday, May 4, 2020
An 88-year old Linwood woman and an 84-year old Northfield woman are the latest Atlantic County residents to die from complications of COVID-19, according to county health officials. Both were residents of long-term care facilities and had pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk.
Atlantic County is also reporting 43 new confirmations of COVID-19 among 16 men, ages 26-93 and 27 women, ages 18-97, bringing the countywide total to 1,142 confirmed positives and 51 deaths.
Ten of today’s cases were found in Absecon, seven in Northfield and six in Egg Harbor Township. Galloway and Hammonton each had four new cases and Atlantic City had three. Two new cases were identified in Buena Vista Township, Margate, Mullica Township and Pleasantville while Buena Borough reported one new positive.
Atlantic County will continue its drive-thru testing on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7, by appointment, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation. Appointments are available 10 AM – 1 PM each day and can be made online at www.aclink.org. All testing is conducted behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.