Thursday, September 3, 2020
Atlantic County public health officials reported no new deaths on September 3 and seven more residents who have tested positive, including three males, ages 1-63, and four females, ages 18-54.
These residents were located as follows: two each in Egg Harbor City and Egg Harbor Township, and one each in Buena Borough, Hamilton Township and Somers Point.
To date, 4,003 residents have tested positive for Covid-19, of whom 2,697 have been cleared as recovered. There have been 246 countywide deaths since April 2.
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.