SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health did not release data on Sunday, June 7.

Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to decline with 68 of the 71 state hospitals reporting 1,769 COVID-19 patients.  Of them 503 are in intensive care. 

The Commissioner of the Department of Education Lamont Repollet will address the Senate Education committee about the impact of the pandemic on schools on Monday. The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology will discuss contact tracing privacy on Tuesday.

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Governor Murphy said he will make announcements about opening public and private pools on Monday.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 12,176 reported coronavirus deaths and 164,164 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The dashboard said 960,425 New Jersey residents have been tested as of June 7.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,565 coronavirus patients and 1,218 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 18,512 positive tests and 1,618 deaths. Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,707 victims and 18,077patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,942,363 confirmed cases and 110,514 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 30,374 COVID-19 related deaths and 67,544 recovered patients as of June 7.

COVID-19 patients by town as of June 6 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 3
  • Andover Township 227 with 103 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 5 with one death
  • Byram Township 53 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 80 with 21 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 43 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 18 with one death
  • Green Township 14 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 27
  • Hampton Township 29 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 51 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 123 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 11 with one death
  • Montague Township 26 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 101 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 9
  • Vernon Township 131 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.

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