The Sussex County Division of Health has announced 58 more COVID-19 cases within the county on Monday, as well as two new deaths, bringing the case count to 876 and death toll to 93.


Additionally, per the County of Sussex website on Monday, the county has added a “gender report” to its reports that includes a breakdown by gender per municipality. The county noted on the website that the gender report would be run twice on Monday; and three additional cases in the second run would be included in the numbers for April 28.


To review the most current breakdown by gender per municipality, visit: www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/20200427-gender.pdf.


Further details were unavailable on the website about the two latest deaths, including the decedents’ ages, genders and municipalities where they resided.


As of Monday, however, the county recorded in a summary report 52 deaths in Andover Township, nine in Sparta, eight in Newton, six in Vernon, five in Frankford, three in Hopatcong, two in Wantage and one each in Branchville, Byram, Hardyston, Montague, Sandyston and Stanhope.


The cumulative total of all Sussex County residents known to have tested positive for the virus, broken down by municipality, now stands as follows: Andover Borough, 2; Andover Township, 169; Branchville, 6; Byram, 33; Frankford, 52; Franklin, 35; Fredon, 14; Green, 11; Hamburg, 20; Hampton, 24; Hardyston, 43; Hopatcong, 88; Lafayette, 11; Montague, 20; Newton, 71; Ogdensburg, 14; Sandyston, 4; Sparta, 89; Stanhope, 17; Stillwater, 6; Sussex Borough, 5; Vernon, 98; and Wantage, 44.


At the state level, the Department of Health has reported cases of the virus in longterm care facilities, with the facilities responsible with directly reporting their figures to the state. According to Monday’s tallies, which statewide has included 111,188 positives and 6,044 deaths overall, in Sussex County, there were 258 cases and 58 deaths among five longterm care facilities. Overall, the state reported 16,277 cases at 476 facilities, with 1,911 lab-confirmed deaths reported. The state noted there were 1,062 deaths suspected.


Of the five longterm care facilities countywide, to date, the state indicated Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation II has reported the highest count, with 147 cases and 34 deaths; and Subacute and Rehabilitation I with 43 cases and 11 deaths. Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center has reported 36 cases and seven deaths; Valley View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 18 cases and six total deaths; and Barn Hill Center 14 cases and no deaths.


According to a previous story in the New Jersey Herald, Freeholder Herb Yardley said Friday the county has retained the services of an epidemiologist to provide more detailed statistical analyses; and the county will soon provide information about the number of residents who have recovered from the coronavirus.


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