Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported no new deaths related to Covid-19 for the sixth consecutive day as well as eight more residents who have been cleared as recovered.
Health officials, however, did confirm 13 new positives among six males, ages 18-66, and seven females, ages 3 months – 77, with locations as follows: two each from Brigantine, Galloway, Hammonton and Ventnor, and one each from Absecon, Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township, Linwood and Northfield.
Today’s additions bring the countywide cumulative totals to 3,989 confirmations, 2,697 recoveries and 245 deaths.
Atlantic County will continue to provide Covid-19 testing by appointment at its drive-thru facility in Northfield at Rt. 9 and Dolphin Avenue, behind the county public works yard.
More than 3,000 residents have been tested at the county facility since April 9 with 17.8% having tested positive.
Testing is scheduled for each Tuesday through September 29, 9-11:30 AM. The only exception will be next week when testing will occur on Wednesday, September 9, instead of Tuesday, September 8.
The test site is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. Residents must 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
Health officials urge 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.