|Posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:45 PM|
Atlantic County health officials have confirmed 21 more positive cases of COVID-19 as of this morning, Monday, April 20, to bring the total number of cases countywide to 427. The number of fatalities related to COVID-19 remains 19 with no additional deaths reported.
Today’s cases include six residents from Egg Harbor Township, three each from Atlantic City and Galloway, and two from Estell Manor. One new resident tested positive in Brigantine, Hammonton, Linwood, Northfield, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor.
Atlantic County will resume drive-thru testing for symptomatic, county residents with a doctor’s prescription on Tuesday, April 21 and again on Thursday, April 23, 10 AM – 1 PM each day. The testing site is located behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
In addition to the doctor’s prescription, residents must also provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, as well as the appointment confirmation. Appointments can be made online at: www.aclink.org.
Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so that others will have an opportunity to be tested.
Atlantic County held its first COVID-19 drive-thru testing on April 9 for symptomatic first responders and healthcare workers. Testing for the general public began last week.
The county has obtained 600 test kits and plans to secure more as needed