SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health reported 18 additional coronavirus patients.  They also reported three more Sussex County residents lost their lived to  COVID- 19 on May 11.

The latest victims are a 63-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man from Andover and a 73-year-old man from Hopatcong bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 130, representing a 12.4% mortality rate.

County officials announced the total number of coronavirus patients in Sussex County are now 1046. They announced 763 patients have recovered.

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State officials said they were investigating eight possible cases of Kawasaki disease.  This condition also known as pediatric inflammatory syndrome is marked by high persistent fever and rash or even flaking skin and sometime vomiting.

Officials said syndrome was not suspected in death of the four-year-old last week, the only pediatric COVID-19 death to date.

The New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard reports 152,558 additional tests were administered since May 9 bringing the total number of New Jersey residents tested to 425,933.

COVID-19 patients by town as of May 11 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 199 with 75 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 3 with one death
  • Byram Township 40 with one death
  • Frankford Township 79 with 18 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 43 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 17
  • Green Township 13
  • Hamburg Borough 23
  • Hampton Township 29 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 47 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 107 with four deaths
  • Lafayette Township 9,
  • Montague Township 22 with two deaths
  • Newton Town 88 with nine deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 15
  • Sandyston Township 6 with one death
  • Sparta Township 98 with seven deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 19 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 11
  • Sussex Borough 6
  • Vernon Township 119 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 51 with two deaths

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of May 10 there have been a total of total 425,933 tests reported; 139,945 positive tests and 9,310 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 6.6% mortality rate.

Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 17,028 and 1,358 deaths, representing a 7.9% mortality rate. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 16,936 patients with 971 deaths with a 5.7% mortality rate. Essex County has 15,602 patients with and 1,426 deaths representing 9.1% mortality rate. Essex County has the fifth highest number of deaths in the country. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,329,203 confirmed cases and 78,522 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 26,6141COVID-19 related deaths.

Sussex County Administrator Gregory Poff announced the drive through testing sight at Sussex County Community College will be open on May 11.  Appointment registration began on Thursday, May 7. 

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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