Six More COVID-19 Deaths at Long-term Care Facilities in Atlantic County
Six more people, all residents of long-term care facilities and all having pre-existing medical conditions, have died from complications related to COVID-19 in Atlantic County.
The announcement on Wednesday afternoon from health officials in the county identified the six people as the following: three women from Absecon, ages 62, 84, and 85; two men from Hammonton, ages 78 and 95; and a 76-year-old Northfield man.
The county also reported 32 new COVID-19 cases among 14 men (ages 2 to 80) and 18 women (ages 22 to 71).
To date, the countywide total now stands at 1,892 positive cases COVID-19 cases with 127 deaths and an additional 107 residents cleared as recovered (648 total).
Today's positive cases per town/township:
Atlantic City - 8
Hammonton - 6
Pleasantville - 4
Ventnor City - 3
Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township - 2 each
Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point - 1 each
Across the region as of Wednesday night, Cumberland County reported 1,679 positive cases with 53 deaths. Cape May County's last report indicated 530 cases with 54 deaths (32 of those at long-term care facilities). Salem County reported 465 cases with 20 fatalities from the virus.
Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing for residents showing symptoms on Thursday behind Hamilton Mall on the Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing. For a complete list of qualifications and to make an appointment, visit the county's website. Note that in the event of bad weather, testing may be postponed; check with the county regarding rescheduling.