SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported 10 additional cases COVID-19, one coronavirus related death and one suspected death on June 16. The total number of cases in the county to 1203 with 183 deaths and 1001 recovered patients, reported on June 16.
The COVID-19 testing site at Sussex County Community College will be closing on Friday, June 19, because of a decline in the number of people seeking to be tested, according to an announcement from county officials. From May 8 through June 10 a total of 328 tests were administered with nine positive results at the SCCC site according to the announcement.
The announcement quoted Sussex County Administrator Greg Poff who said only 10 tests were performed on June 10 and 11 tests on June 12.
State officials gave additional details relating to the opening of “personal care” businesses including barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons, massage parlors, day spas, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and offices that perform cosmetic procedures.
Customers and staff must be tested within 24 hours of having interacted with anyone who presents with symptoms. Temperatures must be taken before entering the establishment. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 cannot go in.
No walk-ins are allowed and appointments must be spaced out. Only staff and clients are allowed to be inside. Everyone must wear masks inside, barriers are to be installed and social distancing must be adhered to when possible.
State officials have reported coronavirus related hospitalizations were below 1,300 for the first time since mid-April when there were more than 8,000 COVID-19 patients.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 12,727 reported coronavirus deaths and 167,426 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The dashboard 1,131,782 New Jersey residents have been tested as of June 16.
Bergen County has passes Hudson County and is now the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,9041 coronavirus patients and 1,673 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 18,744 positive tests and 1,255 deaths. Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,751coronavirus related deaths and 18,388 positive test results
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 2,137,707 confirmed cases and 116,962 coronavirus deaths. New York City has reported 30,909 COVID-19 related deaths and 68,938 recovered patients as of June 16.
COVID-19 patients by town as of June 13 with COVID-19 related deaths:
- Andover Borough 2
- Andover Township 234 with 105 deaths
- Branchville Borough 4 with one death
- Byram Township 54 with three deaths
- Frankford Township 84 with 22 deaths
- Franklin Borough 46 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 19 with one death
- Green Township 15 with one death
- Hamburg Borough 30 with one death
- Hampton Township 31 with two deaths
- Hardyston Township 54 with two death
- Hopatcong Borough 126 with eight deaths
- Lafayette Township 12 with one death
- Montague Township 29 with four deaths
- Newton Town 104 with 12 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 16 with one death
- Sandyston Township 7 with one death
- Sparta Township 106 with nine deaths
- Stanhope Borough 20 with one death
- Stillwater Township 13
- Sussex Borough 11 with one death
- Vernon Township 133 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 but will end on Friday, June 19.
Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.
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.