108 new COVID-19 cases and one new death were reported by health officials in Atlantic County on Monday.

The 108 new cases is the highest one-day total in the county, however, according to the county, "The spike in daily cases is attributed to the fact that the state is working with Cooper Hospital to provide testing at 16 long-term care facilities in South Jersey. Positive cases in these facilities are now being included in the county’s daily counts. As more testing is completed, more positive cases are being identified."

Today’s new positive cases were in 45 men, ages 7 to 96, and 63 women, ages 22 to 98. COVID-19 has claimed the life of an 87-year-old man from Linwood who had pre-existing health conditions.

Atlantic County now stands at 776 confirmed cases, 30 deaths, and 127 residents cleared as recovered.

Today's positive cases per town/township:
Hammonton - 66
Absecon, Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville - 5 each
Galloway Township, Linwood - 4 each
Hamilton Township - 3
Buena Vista Township, Northfield, Weymouth Township - 2 each
Buena Borough, Margate City, Mullica Township, Somers Point - 1 each

Atlantic County will continue to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing tomorrow and Thursday at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. For a complete list of qualifications and to make an appointment, visit the county's website.

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