SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health will not be releasing COVID-19 information on Sunday, according to a statement. According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard, Sussex County has 659 positive cases of coronavirus and 62 deaths.
While there is still no testing in Sussex County, the drive through site at County College of Morris will be accommodating about 75 Sussex County residents each day, according to an announcement by the department of health.
The testing is done by appointment and people seeking to be tested must have a prescription from a doctor or medical provider according to the announcement. The CCM testing site will be accommodating approximately 240 Morris County residents each day, in addition to Sussex County residents.
“To be tested you must be in a vehicle, must have identification, must have an appointment and must have a prescription, preferably printed, from a medical provider,” the statement said. Appointments are to be made on the Morris County website.
The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 19, there have been a total 155,289 total tests reported; 85,301 positive tests, 85,387 negative tests and 4,202 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 12,639 and 767 deaths. Bergen County ranks 10 in the country for the number of cases by county.
Hudson County has patients with 10,486 and 452 deaths. Essex County is close behind with 10,304 residents with positive test results and 740 deaths.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 755,533 confirmed cases with 3,865,864 people tested and 40,461 coronavirus deaths. New York has reported 14,451 COVID-19 related deaths, the most in the country.
The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.
Testing for coronavirus is still not available in Sussex County. Anyone who is concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to contact their doctor. Testing can be provided at the Community College of Morris with an appointment and a prescription.