SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health reported one additional coronavirus patient.  They also reported there were no additional Sussex County COVID-19 related deaths.

County officials announced the total number of coronavirus patients in Sussex County are now 1051. They announced 830 patients have recovered and 137 had died.

Governor Murphy announced the July 7 primary election will be done primarily as vote-by-mail. All registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a postage paid vote-by-mail ballot.  All unaffiliated and inactive voter will receive a postage paid application for vote-by-mail ballot. 

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Murphy said there will be a limited number of in-person polling places.  The deadline by which votes must be received at the county board of election has been extended from 48 hours to seven days after polls close. 

COVID-19 patients by town as of May 15 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 198 with 79 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 4 with one death
  • Byram Township 41 with one death
  • Frankford Township 77 with 19 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 41 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 17
  • Green Township 13
  • Hamburg Borough 23
  • Hampton Township 28 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 49 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 109 with five deaths
  • Lafayette Township 9,
  • Montague Township 22 with two deaths
  • Newton Town 89 with 10 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 15
  • Sandyston Township 6 with one death
  • Sparta Township 98 with seven deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 20 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 10
  • Sussex Borough 7
  • Vernon Township 121 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 53 with two deaths

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of May 15 more than 10,000 have died from COVID-19. There have been a total of total 462,972 tests reported; 143,905 positive tests and 10,138 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 7.04% mortality rate.

Hudson County has surpassed Bergen County in the number of positive tests with 17,237 coronavirus patients and 1,042 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 17,195 positive tests and 1,443 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,510victims.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,417,774 confirmed cases and 87,530coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 27,641 COVID-19 related deaths.

Sussex County Administrator Gregory Poff announced the drive through testing sight at Sussex County Community College opened on May 11.  People 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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