SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials said there were six new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on July 31.  

As of July 31 there were 1,340 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 195 deaths and 1,134 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County officials report there have been no COVID-19 related deaths under the age of 24.  Officials reported age groups and the percentage of total COVID-19 deaths:

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  • Ages 25-34 represent .5% 
  • Ages 35-44 represent .5% 
  • Ages 45-54 represent 2% 
  • Ages 55-59 represent 6% 
  • Ages 60-64 represent 11% 
  • Ages 65-74 represent 26%
  • Ages 75-84 represent 31%
  • Ages 85 and over represent 23%

Men represent 53% and women 47% of the COVID-19 related deaths

Sussex County officials report COVID-19 related cases:

  • Ages 0-4 represent .3%
  • Ages 5-9 represent .2%
  • Ages 10-14 represent .6%
  • Ages 15-19 represent 3%
  • Ages 20-24 represent 4%
  • Ages 25-34 represent 11%
  • Ages 35-44 represent 11%
  • Ages 45-54 represent 17%
  • Ages 55-59 represent 10%
  • Ages 60-64 represent 12%
  • Ages 65-74 represent 14%
  • Ages 75-84 represent 10%
  • Ages 85 and over represent 7%

Women represent 52% and men 48% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Sussex County officials report of all COVID-19 cases; 85% have recovered, 14% have died and 1% is under investigation.

Some key data points rose while others continued in a downward trend. 

State officials have announced coronavirus hospitalizations moved to lower 697.  The Rt rate moved up to 1.35 as of July 31. 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 the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there were 13,944 deaths and 181,660 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.67%.  The dashboard said 2,096,329 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 31.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,472 coronavirus patients adding one since yesterday and 1,785 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,478 positive tests and 1,331 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,859 coronavirus related deaths and 19,488 positive test results.  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 4,559,008 confirmed cases and 153,311 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.36%, down from 3.38% on Thursday. As of July 31, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,689.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 242 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 69 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 86 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 28 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 31 with one death
  • Hampton Township 36 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 57 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 142 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 33 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 111 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 126 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 25 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 143 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 63 with one death

Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.  

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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