As the number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County jumps to 760 on Wednesday, an additional 13 residents have died in the county as a result of the virus, according to the Sussex County Department of Health.


The total number of confirmed deaths due to the virus in the county is now at 77.


While the details of the ages and residences of the new cases and deaths were not provided by the county division, the data shows that of the 37 new cases, 17 of them are from Andover Township. The total cases in the township now stands at 151 with a total of 60 deaths.


Reports on Wednesday, now made public by the state Department of Health, indicated 41 deaths and 145 cases of COVID-19 between both Subacute I and II facilities. Those numbers include residents and employees, Judy Perschilli, state health commissioner, said Wednesday.


The high number of cases and deaths in Andover Township comes in the midst of an outbreak at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation I and II facilities, which has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the state attorney general to investigate. Perschilli noted during Wednesday’s daily coronavirus briefing that surveyors continued to investigate the facility and no reports have been made public.


Because deaths relating to coronavirus are only announced once they are reported and verified by health officials, they are not necessarily released the same day they occur.


Gov. Phil Murphy, during his daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, announced an additional 3,551 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 95,865.


Murphy also announced an additional 314 deaths attributed to COVID-19, leading to a total of 5,063 deaths throughout the state.


Perschilli noted that there was “flattening” in the northern portion of the state, which includes Sussex, Warren and Morris counties, with a rise in cases in central Jersey. In Sussex County, cases of COVID-19 are doubling every 17.5 days, a number that continues to increase daily.


The breakdown of Sussex County cases by municipality is as follows: Andover Borough, 2; Andover Township, 151; Branchville, 5; Byram, 31; Frankford, 37; Franklin, 30; Fredon, 11; Green, 8; Hamburg, 18; Hampton, 22; Hardyston, 36; Hopatcong, 77; Lafayette, 8; Montague, 16; Newton, 67; Ogdensburg, 12; Sandyston, 4; Sparta, 80; Stanhope, 18; Stillwater, 4; Sussex Borough, 4; Vernon, 85; and Wantage, 34.


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