Atlantic County Reports First COVID-19 Fatality on Thursday

Atlantic County

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health has confirmed the county’s first COVID-19 related fatality in an Egg Harbor Township man in his late 50s.

“The patient had a history of underlying health conditions that put him at greater risk for complications from the coronavirus,” stated Public Health Officer Patricia Diamond.

Public health officials also confirmed 11 additional residents have tested positive as of this morning, Thursday, April 2, bringing the total to 52 COVID-19 cases countywide. Today’s confirmations include five men, ranging in age from 15 to 70 years; and six females, ages 25 to 76 years.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and help reduce the spread of the virus by staying home and practicing safe respiratory and hygiene habits as well as to follow the recommended guidance for social distancing.

There is currently no vaccine or treatment for this virus. Those who experience mild or moderate symptoms such as fever, cough, aches and pains, are advised to stay at home, self-isolate and monitor their symptoms. Most recover within two or more weeks.

Individuals with more severe symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, and who may have underlying health conditions including heart or lung disease, diabetes or a compromised immune system, should contact their medical provider.

The statewide COVID-19 total is 29,895 cases and 646 fatalities as of Friday, April 3rd, an increase of 4,372 new cases and 113 fatalities since Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

4,808 Positives Pending Further Information

4 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

4866 Positive Test Result(s)

132 Deaths

Essex County:

3067 Positive Test Result(s)

118 Deaths

Hudson County:

2835 Positive Test Result(s)

59 Deaths

Union County:

2487 Positive Test Result(s)

45 Deaths

Passaic County:

2216 Positive Test Result(s)

34 Deaths

Middlesex County:

2125 Positive Test Result(s)

56 Deaths

Monmouth County:

1743 Positive Test Result(s)

48 Deaths

Ocean County:

1685 Positive Test Result(s)

45 Deaths

Morris County:

1298 Positive Test Result(s)

43 Deaths

Somerset County:

641 Positive Test Result(s)

23 Deaths

Mercer County:

484 Positive Test Result(s)

5 Deaths

Camden County:

406 Positive Test Result(s)

7 Deaths

Burlington County:

367 Positive Test Result(s)

9 Deaths

Sussex County:

210 Positive Test Result(s)

8 Deaths

Gloucester County:

183 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Warren County:

149 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

148 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Atlantic County:

72 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

44 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Cumberland County:

36 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Salem County:

25 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

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