SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Division of Health reported one additional coronavirus patients and five new COVID-19 related death as of June 6.

A 77-year-old male from Andover, a 96-year-old woman from Franklin, an 86-yaer-old man from Hardyston, an 83-year-old Hopatcong woman and a 67-year-old woman from Hopatcong have all been listed as having likely died from COVID-19.

The number of positive cases in Sussex County now stands at 1161 with 168 deaths and 967 recovered patients. 

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As New Jersey continues to have the highest per capita rate of hospitalization and death, the number of residents in all 71 hospitals have dropped to 1,882 with 539 in intensive care.

State officials released demographics of COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey:

  • White 53%
  • Hispanic 19%
  • Black 19%
  • Asian 5%
  • Other 3%
  • Over 80: 47%
  • Age 65-79: 33%
  • Age 50-64:  16%
  • Age 30-49:  4%
  • Age 18-29:  0.4%
  • Age 5-17: 0
  • Age 0-4:  0.01%

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 12,106 reported coronavirus deaths and 163,893 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 18,548 coronavirus patients and 1,210 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 18,492 positive tests and 1,612 deaths. Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,701 victims and 18,066 patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,919,430 confirmed cases and 109,791 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 30,280 COVID-19 related deaths and 67,261 recovered patients.

COVID-19 patients by town as of June 6 with COVID-19 related deaths:

  • Andover Borough 3
  • Andover Township 227 with 103 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 5 with one death
  • Byram Township 53 with two deaths
  • Frankford Township 80 with 21 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 43 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 18 with one death
  • Green Township 14 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 27
  • Hampton Township 29 with two deaths
  • Hardyston Township 51 with one death
  • Hopatcong Borough 123 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 11 with one death
  • Montague Township 26 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 101 with 12 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 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.  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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