Saturday, August 8, 2020
Atlantic County health officials reported no new deaths from Covid-19 for the seventh consecutive day and only 12 new positives identified in four males, ages 10-65, and eight females, ages 6-89.
Saturday’s confirmations were found as follows: three in Pleasantville; two each in Atlantic City and Egg Harbor City; and one each in Buena Borough, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Northfield and Ventnor.
Covid-19 has been confirmed in 3,649 county residents to date with 2,057 having been cleared as recovered. It has claimed the lives of 241 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, each Tuesday in August, 9 AM – 11:30 AM, unless otherwise noted.
The test site is 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.
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
At this time, labs throughout the state are experiencing delays in reporting results due to the high volume of testing.
Health officials also remind residents to continue to remain vigilant to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. This includes wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowds, washing hands frequently and sanitizing common-touch areas, and answering the call if contacted by contact tracers.