SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported four additional coronavirus patients and two additional COVID-19 related deaths as of June 2.

An 89-year-old Sparta woman and 73-yaer-old Andover man lost their lives to coronavirus.

This brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 1127 in the county and 151 deaths.  They also state 945 people have recovered.

Sign Up for Newton Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported one additional child with the rare pediatric inflammatory ailment.  She said it is a new disease, not Kawasaki because the victims are often teens not young children.  Persichilli said seven of the afflicted children remain in the hospital. 

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 11,770 reported coronavirus deaths and 161,545 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.  Officials report 817,677 tests have been administered.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,455 coronavirus patients and 1,188 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 18,333 positive tests and 1,584 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,672 victims and 17,752 patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,831,806 confirmed cases and 106,180 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 29,968 COVID-19 related deaths and 66,262 recovered patients.

COVID-19 patients by town as of June 2 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 210 with 88 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 4 with one death
  • Byram Township 52 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 79 with 20 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 42 with one death
  • Fredon Township 18 with one death
  • Green Township 14 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 27
  • Hampton Township 29 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 50 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 116 with five deaths
  • Lafayette Township 10,
  • Montague Township 25 with two deaths
  • Newton Town 100 with 11 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 16
  • Sandyston Township 7 with one death
  • Sparta Township 105 with nine deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 20 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 12
  • Sussex Borough 9
  • 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.

Get your local news delivered to your inbox for FREE each day.  Subscribe to TAPinto Newton or Sparta   or Like us on TAPinto Newton facebook and  TAPinto Sparta facebook