He pointed to national news reports indicating there was more testing for the virus available, which could account for significant increases across the country.
As for the first four cases reported in the afternoon on March 25, an 80-year-male resident recently traveled to the Caribbean, while a 20-year-old female made a recent trip to France.
The county now has 15 confirmed positive cases.
Earlier Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced 330 more cases bringing the state total to 1,865.
The three new cases reported on the evening of March 25 involve a 75-year-old male resident who had no recent travels, a 48-year-old female resident with travels unknown at this point and a 23-year-old male who's not a resident who recently was in Spain.
The Sussex County Division of Health has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with these residents.
As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. The resident was tested on Tuesday, March 17 and the patient was notified of the positive result on March 19.
Three cases were reported on Friday.
If the Ohio Department of Health lab does the testing, the Belmont County Health Department is notified of results first, Sproul said.
The county's first three cases were announced on Wednesday, March 18.
The cases are being investigated by health officials. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health guidelines, is directed to self-quarantine and is being monitored by the SCDOH. "We are taking all possible steps to ensure the well-being of Sussex County and our surrounding communities". The county says there are more than 60 people in isolation awaiting test results.
Burrell said the county obtained the test result from his health-care provider. "No additional information is being released at this time due to patient privacy laws", said the press release.
"It is extremely important that everyone stay home and avoid contact with others", reads a statement from Franklin County.
St. Lawrence County Administrator Ruth Doyle and St. Lawrence County Public Health Director Dana McGuire issued a joint press release Wednesday morning confirming the news.
Schuyler said there has been a lot of questions about testing for COVID-19 in the county.