SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported on April 15, there have been 108 new cases and no additional deaths.

As of April15, there were a total of 13,455 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 290 deaths and 12,257 recovered coronavirus patients. Four prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county. 

In New Jersey the Rt rate remained at 0.92 as of April 15.  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 remains at 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 2,261 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 1,660 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 460 are in intensive care and 251 are on ventilators, 297 people have been discharged on April 15, “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 3,365 new coronavirus cases and 47 COVID-19 deaths on April 15, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,461 deaths and 848,566 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.64% as of April 15. 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 2,546 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 82,633 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 85,113 patients and second highest deaths with 2,488. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 81,983 and third highest number of deaths with 2,009 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 15 there have been 5,738,371total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,644,419 first doses and 2,334,968 second doses.  In Sussex County 88,618 total doses have been administered as of April 15: 55,594 first doses and 35,921second doses.

According to COVIDActNow.org 43.5% of New Jersey residents and 38.8% 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 749 with 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 66 with two death
  • Byram Township 761 with eight deaths
  • Frankford Township 554 with 33 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 483 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 272 with four deaths
  • Green Township 334 with four deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 335 with five deaths
  • Hampton Township 440 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 815 with 10 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 1,532 with 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township 169with one death
  • Montague Township 262 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 795 with 22 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 274 with four deaths
  • Sandyston Township 143 with one death
  • Sparta Township 1,745with 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 354 with two deaths
  • Stillwater Township 320 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 133 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,970 with 17 deaths
  • Wantage Township 895 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:

Vaccination Locations

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.

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