Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Three long-term care residents are the latest to succumb to complications from Covid-19 according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. They include two Absecon men, ages 69 and 71, and an 86-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman. All three had underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk.
Thirty-four additional positives were also confirmed today among 14 males, ages 18-95, and 20 females, ages 8-77.
Of these new cases, six were identified in Galloway and five each were found in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. Four new positives were confirmed in Egg Harbor Township while Brigantine and Hamilton Township each had three. Two more cases were found in Hammonton and Somers Point. Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Folsom and Ventnor each had one new positive.
Atlantic County has confirmed a total of 2,307 residents who have tested positive for Covid-19 and 162 deaths. Sixty-two more residents have been cleared as recovered for a total of 956 to date.
Atlantic County will continue its COVID-19 testing on Thursday, June 4, 9 AM – 12 Noon, for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription, proof of residency and appointment confirmation. The testing location has been moved to Northfield, behind the county’s Public Works facility, at Route 9 (New Road) and Dolphin Avenue.
Appointments can be made on the county web site at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.