SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health did not release any coronavirus data on Sunday, May 24.  The Sussex County information was unchanged on the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard. 

The last numbers released on Saturday by County officials announced the total number of coronavirus patients in Sussex County are now 1083. They announced 877 patients have recovered and 145 had died.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of May 23 more than 10,000 have died from COVID-19. There have been a total of total 603,807 tests reported; 154,154 positive tests and 11,133 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 7.22% mortality rate.

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Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 17,977 coronavirus patients and 1,139 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 17,804 positive tests and 1,525 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,595 victims and 17,142 patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,643,098 confirmed cases and 97,711 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 29,141 COVID-19 related deaths.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator announced all agency, road testing and inspection facilities will remain closed until at least June 8. 

COVID-19 patients by town as of May 23 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 200 with 84 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 4 with one death
  • Byram Township 47 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 75 with 20 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 42 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 17
  • Green Township 12 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 26
  • Hampton Township 30 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 50 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 111 with five deaths
  • Lafayette Township 9,
  • Montague Township 22 with two deaths
  • Newton Town 97 with 11 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 15
  • Sandyston Township 6 with one death
  • Sparta Township 104 with seven deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 21 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 11
  • Sussex Borough 8
  • Vernon Township 122 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.  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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