SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health reported four additional coronavirus patients in Sussex County and four additional COVID-19 related deaths in Sussex as of May 23

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 latest victims of the coronavirus are a 59 -year-old man and an 89-year-old woman from Andover, an 80-yaer-old woman from Frankford and a 63-year-old woman from Fredon.

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State officials report there were 2,974 patients being treated for confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the state’s hospitals as of May 22, the first time that number ahs been below 3,000 since early April.

There were 806 in intensive care, the second day the number of patients was below 900.  An additional 268 COVID-19 patients had been discharged from the hospital.

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

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 578,735 tests reported; 153,104 positive tests and 11,081 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 7.23% mortality rate.

Hudson County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 17,910 coronavirus patients and 1,138 deaths.  Bergen County is reporting 17,668 positive tests and 1,521 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,588 victims and 17,065 patients.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 1,622,605 confirmed cases and 97,087 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 29,031 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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