• Lynda Cohen

Two Northfield women die of coronavirus

The deaths of two elderly Northfield women have been attributed to the coronavirus. The women, ages 86 and 103, were both residents of long-term care facilities and had pre-existing health conditions that put them at higher risk, officials said Friday.

Atlantic County has also confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 in 13 men, ages 23 to 67 and 11 women, ages 22 to 69.

Hammonton had six newly confirmed cases, with four each in Atlantic City and Pleasantville and three in Egg Harbor Township.

One new positive was reported in Buena Vista Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Longport, Northfield, Somers Point and Weymouth Township.

The county also cleared another 60 residents as recovered for a total of 894. To date, Atlantic County has confirmed 2,205 residents who have tested positive, including 158 deaths.

Atlantic County will continue testing, but the location has moved to provide greater protection from the elements in the event of bad weather, officials said. The county test site is now in Northfield, behind the county's Public Works facility at Route 9 and Dolphin Avenue. The next testing dates will be from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Residents must have symptoms, a prescription and an appointment. Appointments can be made on the county web site at www.aclink.org. Those who are unable to keep their appointments are asked to cancel so others may have an opportunity to be tested.


  • Hammonton: 354, 44 deaths

  • Atlantic City: 274, eight deaths

  • Galloway Township: 274, 19 deaths

  • Egg Harbor Township: 256, 18 deaths

  • Pleasantville: 249, 14 deaths

  • Absecon: 162, 18 deaths

  • Hamilton Township: 152, three deaths

  • Northfield: 118, 15 deaths

  • Linwood: 68, 10 deaths

  • Ventnor: 47, two deaths

  • Somers Point: 45

  • Buena Borough: 38, two deaths

  • Buena Vista Township: 31, one death

  • Brigantine: 23, one death

  • Mullica Township: 23, one death

  • Margate: 22

  • Egg Harbor City: 21, two deaths

  • Folsom: 13

  • Weymouth: 12

  • Estell Manor: 8

  • Port Republic: 4

  • Longport: 3

  • Corbin City: 1

  • Unclear: 7*

*Not confirmed to a town.


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