This is great news. Atlantic County reported no deaths and 12 new positive COVID-19 cases.

We certainly don’t want any new cases. But, when compared to hot spots around the country like Florida, Texas and Arizona, our numbers are very good.

The State of Florida had a record more than 15,000 new positive cases yesterday.

According to the Atlantic County Health Department, here are the numbers and pertinent information as follows:

“12 more residents have tested positive. They include eight males, ages 21-65, and four females, ages 17-74.

Of today’s cases, three each were found in Hamilton Township and Pleasantville, two each in Atlantic City and Hammonton, and one each in Egg Harbor Township and Ventnor, according to Atlantic County Government, which tracks the numbers on a daily basis.

Since the pandemic began, the countywide total of positive confirmations is 3,115 and a total of 220 county residents have died from the disease.

“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. The test site is now 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.

Testing will next occur on Tuesday, July 14, however, barring any cancellations all slots have been filled. Appointments are available for testing on Tuesday, July 21, 9 AM – 11:30 AM and can be made at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to fill those spots,” according to today’s County of Atlantic Press release.

A list of additional testing locations in Atlantic County is available on the county's website.

“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,” concludes the public release.

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