Two people in their 80s with underlying health conditions are the latest COVID-19 fatalities in Atlantic County, according to authorities.

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health says an 89-year old woman from Pleasantville and an 86-year-old man from Hamilton Township bring the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the county to nine.

The county also reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, including six men between the ages of 34-64 and eight women who are between the ages of 19-88. That brings the countywide total to 276.

In a press release, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said,

Please continue to take the health recommendations and guidance seriously. We all need to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay at home and avoid interactions. And if you are sick, self-isolate to protect others." Levinson added, "We must also not forget the elderly and those living alone. Check on them by phone or through social media to be sure they are healthy and safe.


Today's cases per town/township:
Atlantic City - 2
Egg Harbor Township - 2
Folsom - 2
Galloway Township - 2
Buena - 1
Hamilton Township - 1
Linwood - 1
Pleasantville - 1
Somers Point - 1
Ventnor City - 1

COVID-19 drive-thru testing begins tomorrow for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s prescription at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing by appointment only. Appointments can be made on the county website.

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