The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Jersey continues to slowly increase.

The State of New Jersey is reporting there are now three positive test results for COVID-19 in Atlantic County. This update follows an announcement made Wednesday morning that the first case was confirmed Tuesday night. In that instance, a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions had tested positive. He is being treated at home while health officials conduct further investigations.

Meanwhile, officials in Cape May County say a 30-year-old man from New York City tested positive at a local health care facility for COVID-19 while visiting the area.

News of the virus in the southern-most part of the state underscores comments made recently by Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton who was asking out-of-towners to not visit the county.

Thorton was concerned since Cape May County only has one hospital. Seniors account for one-quarter of the county's population while second or vacation homes account for 48% of housing. Lots of out-of-town people could quickly overwhelm the county's medical system.

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