SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported three additional cases COVID-19, one additional probable coronavirus related deaths on June 19.  The total number of cases in the county to 1216 with 186 deaths and 1017 recovered patients, reported on June 18.

According to the Sussex County COVID-19 report, a 92-yaer-old Andover woman likely died of  coronavirus on June 1.

According to Sussex County’s COVID-19 weekly report 48% of the coronavirus patients are male and 52% are female, while 48% of the corona virus related deaths are female and 52% are male.

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According to state officials COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to 1,177 in all 71 New Jersey hospitals, as of June 18.

The New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced residents at long term care facilities can have visitors beginning on Father’s Day.  The visits must be by appointment and to be held outside.  Visitors must stay six feet apart and visitors and residents must wear a face mask. Only two visitors are allowed at a time and they must be accompanied by a staff member wearing a mask.

Visitors will be required to sign a consent form that includes the agreement to notify the facility if a visitor develops symptoms within 14 days of the visit.

According to Governor Murphy the state Communicable Disease Service has been reviewing thousands of death certificates from the COVID-19 pandemic to confirm the cause of death due to coronavirus, with a “high degree of certainty.”  The initiative is being led by the medical director of the CDS Dr. Edward Lifshitz. 

Murphy said this is being done to be sure there is a complete record of the impact of COVID-19 in New Jersey.  He said he anticipates the review would lead to an increase number of deaths related to the coronavirus.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 12,835 reported coronavirus deaths and 168,496 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The dashboard 1,194,343 New Jersey residents have been tested as of June 19.

Bergen County has passes Hudson County and is now the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,967 coronavirus patients and 1,691 deaths.  Hudson County is reporting 18,761 positive tests and 1,261 deaths.  Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,758 coronavirus related deaths and 18,533 positive test results

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 2,221,079 confirmed cases and 119,112 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 31,015 COVID-19 related deaths and 69,373 recovered patients as of June 19.

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

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 237 with 106 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 5 with one death
  • Byram Township 54 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 84 with 22 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 46 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 19 with one death
  • Green Township 17 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 29 with one death
  • Hampton Township 32 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 55 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 127 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 12 with one death
  • Montague Township 29 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 105 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 16 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 7 with one death
  • Sparta Township 107 with nine deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 21 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13
  • Sussex Borough 13 with one death
  • Vernon Township 133 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 53 with one death

Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.  

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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