SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported eight additional coronavirus patients and two additional COVID-19 related deaths as of May 30.

This brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 1119 in the county and 150 deaths.  They also state 936 people have recovered.

An 82-year-old Andover man and a 63-year-old Hardyston woman lost their lives to COVID-19 according to the Office of Emergency Management for Sussex County.

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Governor Murphy said during a radio show today casinos may be able to reopen by Fourth of July holiday.  He also said more openings will be announced on Monday.

Rutgers University held their 254 commencement virtually on Sunday conferring approximately 18,967 degrees.  NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt gave the keynote address

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 11,698 reported coronavirus deaths and 160,445 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.  The total number of tests were not available on May 31.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,419 coronavirus patients and 1,183 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 18,272 positive tests and 1,579 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,664 victims and 17,629 patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,789,364 confirmed cases and 104,358 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 29,784 COVID-19 related deaths and 65,934 recovered patients.

COVID-19 patients by town as of May 30 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 207 with 87 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 5 with one death
  • Byram Township 53 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 79 with 20 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 41 with one death
  • Fredon Township 18 with one death
  • Green Township 14 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 27
  • Hampton Township 28 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 50 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 117 with five deaths
  • Lafayette Township 10,
  • Montague Township 25 with two deaths
  • Newton Town 97 with 11 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 16
  • Sandyston Township 7 with one death
  • Sparta Township 104 with eight deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 20 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 11
  • Sussex Borough 8
  • Vernon Township 129 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 51 with one death

Sussex County Administrator Gregory Poff announced the drive through testing sight at Sussex County Community College opened on May 11.  According to reports there have been six positive cases in approximately 200 people tested.  Residents must have a prescription and be showing symptoms to be able to get an appointment.  The test is a Nasopharyngeal swab test, according to the county.  This site does not offer antibody testing, even if the resident has a prescription.

New Jersey Department of Human Services has launched a hotline for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the health crisis.  The hotline is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week- 866-202-4357.

St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson is also providing a free helpline for hearing impaired Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 973-870-0677.

The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

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