SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported on April 13, there have been 107 new cases and one additional death on April 13.
County officials announced a 72-year-old Wantage woman probably died of COVID-19 on April 12, 2021.
As of April13, there were a total of 13,262 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 290 deaths and 11,857 recovered coronavirus patients. Six prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 0.93 as of April 13. 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 0.92. 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 2,319 on Tuesday. Of those in the hospital 1,681 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 459 are in intensive care and 239 are on ventilators, 203 people have been discharged on April 13, “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 2,804 new coronavirus cases and 49 COVID-19 deaths on April 13, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,372 deaths and 842,408 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.65% as of April 13. 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 2,534coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 81,857 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 84,502 patients and second highest deaths with 2,475. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 81,347 and third highest number of deaths with 2,003 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health Sussex County has 11 cases of the most prevalent variant B.1.1.7.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of April 13 there have been 5,540,631 total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,530,153 first doses and 2,243,427 second doses. In Sussex County 85,675 total doses have been administered as of April 13: 53,773 first doses and 34,713 second doses.
According to COVIDActNow.org 42.1% of New Jersey residents and 38.0% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,297,614 cases and 562,937 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.79%. As of April 13. California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,502 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 54
- Andover Township 743 with 126 deaths
- Branchville Borough 66 with two death
- Byram Township 755 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 550 with 33 deaths
- Franklin Borough 470 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 269 with four deaths
- Green Township 334 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 326 with five deaths
- Hampton Township 432 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 804 with 10 deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,515 with 16 deaths
- Lafayette Township 167 with one death
- Montague Township 261 with three deaths
- Newton Town 771 with 22 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 270 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 138 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,719 with 18 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 350 with two deaths
- Stillwater Township 317 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 130 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,931 with 17 deaths
- Wantage Township 889 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.