No symptoms or prescription needed for Atlantic County COVID-19 testing
Atlantic County residents no longer need to be symptomatic for COVID-19 testing, county health officials announced this week.
Drive-thru testing continues from 9 to 11 a.m. next Tuesday at the Northfield location behind the county public works yard at Route 9 and Dolphin Avenue.
But now, county residents will not need symptoms or a doctor’s prescription to make an appointment.
More than 2,200 residents have been tested since April 9, with 77 percent testing negative.
The most recent numbers for all testing in the county has 3,089 confirmed cases, with 1,721 listed as recovered.
There have been 217 deaths related to the virus, including three announced Friday, including a 25-year-old from Atlantic City.
Any county resident who wants to be tested must have an appointment, which can be made online at www.aclink.org.
County health officials encourage residents and visitors to follow the recommended federal and state guidelines to help reduce the virus’ spread by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and hygiene protocols such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting common-touch areas.
Those who are sick and have symptoms of Covid-19 or respiratory illness are advised to self-isolate and contact their healthcare provider.
TOTAL BREAKDOWN BY MUNICIPALITY
- Hammonton: 601, 51 deaths
- Atlantic City: 390, 13 deaths
- Pleasantville: 365, 18 deaths
- Egg Harbor Township: 339, 22 deaths
- Galloway Township: 338, 32 deaths
- Hamilton Township: 221, four deaths
- Absecon: 197, 23 deaths
- Northfield: 145, 28 deaths
- Linwood: 78, 13 deaths
- Somers Point: 63
- Ventnor: 56, three deaths
- Buena Borough: 50, three deaths
- Buena Vista Township: 41, one death
- Egg Harbor City: 41, two deaths
- Mullica Township: 41, one death
- Brigantine: 33, one death
- Margate: 27, one death
- Folsom: 20
- Weymouth: 16, one death
- Estell Manor: 8
- Port Republic: 7
- Longport: 3
- Corbin City: 2
- Unclear: 7*