SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health did not report COVID-19 data on Sunday.  The total number of cases in the county to 1190 with 181 deaths and 993 recovered patients, reported on June 13.

Monday, June 15 marks the first day of Stage 2 in the reopening plan.  Non-essential businesses will be permitted to reopen with restrictions: limited capacity, face masks and social distancing rules.  Restaurants can open but only for outdoor dining. 

Libraries can begin curbside service.  Real estate open houses are permitted with masks and social distancing and following other indoor gathering protocols.  Fireworks and special events are permitted following restrictions for outdoor gatherings.

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While not all hospitals reported on Sunday, June 14 the decline in hospitalizations continues.  With reports from 69 of the 71 New Jersey hospitals, the number of coronavirus patients is 1,391 with 386 in intensive care and 108 COVID-19 patients were discharged.

Officials announced 40 COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, less than half the number reported on Saturday.  They warned, however there are generally reporting lags on the weekend.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 12,625 reported coronavirus deaths and 166,881 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The dashboard 1,097,616 New Jersey residents have been tested as of June 14.

Bergen County has passes Hudson County and is now the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,818 coronavirus patients and 1,662 deaths.  Hudson County is reporting 18,746 positive tests and 1,254 deaths.  Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,745 coronavirus related deaths and 18,364 positive test results

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 2,081,296 confirmed cases and 115,578 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 30,822 COVID-19 related deaths and 68,584 recovered patients as of June 14.

COVID-19 patients by town as of June 13 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 230 with 105 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 4 with one death
  • Byram Township 54 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 84 with 22 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 44 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 19 with one death
  • Green Township 15 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 29 with one death
  • Hampton Township 31 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 54 with two death
  • Hopatcong Borough 125 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 11 with one death
  • Montague Township 28 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 104 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 16 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 7 with one death
  • Sparta Township 105 with nine deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 20 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 12
  • Sussex Borough 11 with one death
  • Vernon Township 132 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 53 with one death

Drive thru testing is available by appointment at Sussex County Community College to Sussex County residents who have 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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