SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported seven additional coronavirus patients and one new COVID-19 related death as of June 3.

County officials also said there were 16 prior probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 prior deaths among county residents.

A 33-year-old man from Montague lost his life to coronavirus. 

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The 16 probable COVID-19 deaths reported on June 3:

  • 80-year-old Hampton Township man,
  • 79-year-old Andover man,
  • 77-yaer-old Andover woman,
  • 79-year-old Andover man,
  • 58-yaer-old Andover woman
  • 69-year-old Andover man,
  • 59-yaer-old Andover man,
  • 83-yaer-old Andover woman,
  • 61-year-old Andover man,
  • 81-year-old Andover man,
  • 64-year-old Andover man,
  • 76-year-old Andover woman,
  • 74-yaer-old Andover woman,
  • 95-year-old Vernon woman,
  • 88-year-old Lafayette woman,
  • 103-yaer-old Frankford woman

Murphy signed an executive order allowing restaurants and bars to open al fresco as of June 15.  Tables must be six feet apart for patrons eating outside.  Murphy encouraged municipalities to work with their local businesses to let them expand the footprint of their outdoor dining area, into sidewalks, streets and parking lots to be able to accommodate more patrons.

Businesses that are allowed to sell alcohol can get a one-time permit from the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control to allow patrons to be served in the expanded areas.

New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced two additional cases of the rare pediatric inflammatory illness that is believed to be the result of the bodies overreaction to coronavirus.  The 34 children have either tested positive for active COVID-19 or for the antibodies to coronavirus.  Six children remain in the hospital.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 11,880 reported coronavirus deaths and 162,068 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.  Officials report 837,420 tests have been administered.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,460 coronavirus patients and 1,192 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 18,376 positive tests and 1,595 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,687 victims and 17,811 patients.

State officials have reported 33,600 long term care center residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.  The LTCs have reported 6,020 residents and 110 staff members died from COVID-19. The Murphy administration released a 100-page report with recommendations for improving state systems and oversight.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,851,530 confirmed cases and 107,175 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 30,019 COVID-19 related deaths and 66,502 recovered patients.

COVID-19 patients by town as of June 3 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 223 with 100 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 4 with one death
  • Byram Township 52 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 80 with 21 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 42 with one death
  • Fredon Township 18 with one death
  • Green Township 15 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 27
  • Hampton Township 30 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 50 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 118 with five deaths
  • Lafayette Township 11 with one death
  • Montague Township 26 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 101 with 11 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 seven 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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