Officials say Thursday marked the fifth consecutive day of no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Atlantic County.

Additionally, only 11 new cases of the virus were reported between four men (ages 18 to 51) and seven women (ages 17 to 49).

With today's numbers, the countywide total now stands at 3,624 positive cases. 2,018 residents having been cleared as recovered and 241 residents have died from COVID-19.

The low number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday in Atlantic County paralleled the low number of new cases reported by the state. NJ.com says only 411 new cases were reported across the Garden State with eight new deaths. Just over 750 people were being treated for the virus in New Jersey hospitals; only 54 of those people were on ventilators.

Meanwhile, Atlantic County will continue to provide COVID-19 testing at the public works facility on Route 9 in Northfield each Tuesday in August from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. The test site is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents with or without a doctor’s prescription. To make an appointment and for more information, visit the county's website.

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