SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health did not provide an update on Sunday.  The New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard said there are 483 residents who have tested positive for coronavirus with 35 COVID-19 related deaths.

There is still no testing in Sussex County.

The FEMA testing sites were closed on Easter Sunday.

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Governor Murphy reported the state will has received an additional 200 ventilators from the federal government.  He had reported on Saturday, New Jersey stockpiles were down to 61.

On Monday the state senate and assembly will vote on a number of coronavirus related bills, including a number of items already in place through Murphy’s executive orders.  Some of the bills include:

  • Moving primaries to July 7
  • Moving back the tax filing deadline to July 15,
  • Extending the state’s fiscal year to September 30,
  • Allowing small businesses to defer payment of employment and other business-related taxes 

The dashboard reports as of April 12, there have been 61,850 positive tests, 64,885 negative tests and 2,352 deaths, related to coronavirus. The New Jersey Department of Health reports positive test results by age group for the state:

  • 80-years-old and up -44.9%
  • 65 to 79-year-old – 33.26%
  • 50 to 64-years-old – 16.76%
  • 30 to 49-years-old  -4.36%
  • Under 30-years-old – 0.67%

Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 9,784 and 453 deaths. Hudson County now has the second highest number of patients in the state with 7,469 226 deaths.  Essex County has the second highest number of COVID-19 related deaths with 428 and 7,410 residents with positive tests.   

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 550,016 confirmed cases with 114,090 coronavirus deaths.  The Johns Hopkins dashboard now includes data on the total number of people tested in the United States; 2,805,892 approximately 0.01% of the population. 

New York City has reported 6,367 COVID-19 related deaths with 461,601 residents tested.

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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