Wednesday, July 8, 2020
A 71-year-old Absecon woman and an 82-year-old Linwood man are the latest fatalities attributed to complications from Covid-19, according to Atlantic County public health officials, who also reported 10 new positives among three males, ages 19-67, and seven females, ages 14-49.
Three new positives were found in both Hamilton Township and Hammonton, while two were identified in Pleasantville, and one each in Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point.
County officials also confirmed that 39 more residents have been cleared as recovered for a countywide total of 1,620 of the 3.055 who have tested positive to date. Covid-19 has now claimed the lives of 213 county residents.
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. Those who are sick and have symptoms of Covid-19 or respiratory illness are advised to self-isolate and contact their healthcare provider.