Friday, August 14, 2020
No new deaths were reported today, the 13th consecutive day without a Covid-19 fatality in Atlantic County.
County health officials did confirm 27 new positive test results in 13 males, ages 3-78, and 14 females, ages 12-63.
Today’s cases were identified as follows: eight in Pleasantville, four in Galloway, three each in Atlantic City and Hamilton Township, two in Hammonton, and one each in Brigantine, Buena Vista Township, Egg Harbor Township, Longport, Margate, Northfield and Ventnor.
To date, 3,752 county residents have been confirmed for Covid-19 since March, of whom 2,262 have been cleared as recovered and 241 have died.
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.
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
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.