SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 48 cases and no additional deaths on Feb. 24.
As of Feb.24 there were 9,379 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 273 deaths and 8,305 recovered coronavirus patients. Five prior reported positive case has been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate raised slightly at 0.87 as of Feb. 24. 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.
State officials announced hospitalizations were 2,070 on Wednesday. Of those in the hospital 1,521are in for medical/surgical reasons, 435 are in intensive care and 273 are on ventilators, 238 people have been discharged on Feb.24, “deaths excluded.”
New Jersey had an adding 2,558 new coronavirus cases and 57 COVID-19 deaths on Feb.22, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 20,746 deaths and 689,944 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 3.00% as of Feb. 24. The dashboard said 10,402,049 New Jersey residents been tested as Feb.24.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,395 coronavirus related deaths and the third highest number of positive tests in the state with 66,284 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 67,500 patients and second highest deaths with 2,322. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 66,628 and third highest number of deaths, 1,854 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of Feb.24 there have been 1,790,701 total vaccine doses have been administered: 1,206,244first doses and 584,186 second doses. In Sussex County 27,327doses have been administered as of Feb.24.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 28,334,797cases and 505,803 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.78%. As of Feb.24 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 50,890 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 42
- Andover Township 591 with 124 deaths
- Branchville Borough 39 with two death
- Byram Township 571 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 363 with 29 deaths
- Franklin Borough 310 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 199 with four deaths
- Green Township 256 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 235 with four deaths
- Hampton Township 288 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 543 with nine deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,075 with 13 deaths
- Lafayette Township 117 with one death
- Montague Township 160 with three deaths
- Newton Town 551 with 17 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 160 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 86 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,220 with 16 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 264 with two death
- Stillwater Township 208 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 96 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,400with 13 deaths
- Wantage Township 605 with six 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 Sussex County Locations 973-383-9898 Sparta Urgent Care and Newton Urgent Care
- 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
- ShopRite Pharmacies
- 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.
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.