On Friday, officials in Atlantic County have confirmed the deaths of five more residents from complications related to COVID-19.

According to a press release, they include a 76-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man from Atlantic City, a 60-year-old man and 88-year-old woman from Egg Harbor Township, and a 72-year-old man from Hamilton Township. Officials say all five had pre-existing health conditions.

The county also reported 20 additional people have tested positive.

With today’s additions, there are now 370 residents who have tested positive throughout the county and 18 who have died. Five more residents have been cleared, bringing the total number of recovered to 71 countywide.

Today's positive cases per town/township:
Galloway Township - 5
Egg Harbor Township - 3
Atlantic City - 2
Hammonton - 2
Absecon - 1
Brigantine - 1
Buena - 1
Egg Harbor City - 1
Linwood - 1
Margate City - 1
Northfield - 1
Ventnor City - 1

Atlantic County is currently accepting appointments for two additional drive-thru test dates next week at Hamilton Mall. This testing center is open to symptomatic residents of the county who have a doctor’s script, proof of residency, and an appointment, which can be made on the county's website.

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