SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported on April 14, there have been 95 new cases and no additional deaths.
As of April14, there were a total of 13,351 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 290 deaths and 12,184 recovered coronavirus patients. Six prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 0.92 as of April 14. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.
According to COVIDActNow.org Sussex County’s Rt rate has lowered to 0.90. To determine the Rt COVIDActNow.org “combines trends in daily new cases from approximately the last 14 days, with estimates for other variables, such as how many days on average occur between infection and transmission.” They said they use new positive cases from the New York Times.
State officials announced hospitalizations were 2,281 on Wednesday. Of those in the hospital 1,681 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 457 are in intensive care and 254 are on ventilators, 297 people have been discharged on April 14, “deaths excluded.”
According to COVIDActNow.org Sussex County ICUs are at 50% capacity and “can likely handle a new wave of COVID.”
New Jersey had an additional 2,793 new coronavirus cases and 42 COVID-19 deaths on April 14, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,414 deaths and 845,201confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.65% as of April 14. The dashboard said 12,749,610 New Jersey residents been tested as of April 13.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,541 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 82,178 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 84,796 patients and second highest deaths with 2,480. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 81,654 and third highest number of deaths with 2,006 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health Sussex County has 35 cases of the most prevalent variant B.1.1.7.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of April 14 there have been 5,641,115 total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,589,123 first doses and 2,292,316 second doses. In Sussex County 86,898 total doses have been administered as of April 14: 54,520 first doses and 35,257 second doses.
According to COVIDActNow.org 42.8% of New Jersey residents and 38.3% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,401,920 cases and 564,098 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.79%. As of April 14 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,629 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 54
- Andover Township 747 with 126 deaths
- Branchville Borough 66 with two death
- Byram Township 756 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 549 with 33 deaths
- Franklin Borough 480 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 270 with four deaths
- Green Township 334 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 333 with five deaths
- Hampton Township 435 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 809 with 10 deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,516 with 16 deaths
- Lafayette Township 168 with one death
- Montague Township 263 with three deaths
- Newton Town 783 with 22 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 271 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 139 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,734 with 18 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 350 with two deaths
- Stillwater Township 317 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 133 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,952 with 17 deaths
- Wantage Township 892 with eight deaths
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details.
Testing is available:
- Atlantic Health Testing Locations 973-829-7940 Sparta Health and Wellness https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-testing.html
- Zufall Health testing in Sparta, Newton and Augusta on alternating Thursdays by appointment
- CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.
- Enzo in Oak Ridge https://www.enzoclinicallabs.com/
- Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin http://www.skylandsurgentcare.com/
- URGIMED Urgent Care - Randolph, NJ 973-891-1321
- PM Pediatrics - Pompton Plains, NJ 973-616-5437
- Medemerge - Green Brook, NJ 732-968-8900
- Atlantic Health 19/covid-vaccine.html
- Sussex County Fairground Sussex County residents can preregister for an appointment. When an appointment is available they will receive an email to schedule their appointment. Senior citizens without access to a computer can call 973-579-0555 for assistance in making an appointment. Anyone seeking a vaccination at the Sussex County fairgrounds will now need to prove they reside within the county.
- Selected Walmart and Sam's Club locations in New Jersey
COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available.
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.