SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 66 new cases and no additional deaths on November 25.
As of November 25 there were 2,764 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2078 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior case has been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.21 as of November 26. 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 on Thursday are 2,831 from 2,902 on Wednesday. Of those in the hospital 550 are in intensive care and 284 are on ventilators, 364 people have been discharged on November 26, “deaths excluded.”
New Jersey had an additional 4,473 new coronavirus cases and 39 COVID-19 deaths on November 24 according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 15,097 deaths and 322,378 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.68% as of November 26 continues to decline. The dashboard said 5,827,339 New Jersey residents been tested as of November 25 representing a 5.45% positivity rate.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,991 coronavirus related deaths and the highest number of positive tests in the state with 34,155 positive test results.
Bergen County has the second the highest number of positive tests in the state with 33,328 patients and 1,869 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 30,410 positive tests and 1,413 deaths.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 12,883,258 confirmed cases and 263,417 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.04%. As of November 26, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,443 New York has also reported 84,339 recovered coronavirus patients.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths: (November 20 data was not provided)
- Andover Borough 9
- Andover Township 298 with 115 deaths
- Branchville Borough 15 with one death
- Byram Township 157 with four deaths
- Frankford Township 129 with 23 deaths
- Franklin Borough 86 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 57 with one death
- Green Township 66 with one death
- Hamburg Borough 73 with one death
- Hampton Township 72 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 123 with three death
- Hopatcong Borough 289 with seven deaths
- Lafayette Township 39 with one death
- Montague Township 47 with four deaths
- Newton Town 230 with 12 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 46 with two deaths
- Sandyston Township 26 with one death
- Sparta Township 379 with 12 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 56 with one death
- Stillwater Township 40 with one death
- Sussex Borough 27 with one death
- Vernon Township 344 with six deaths
- Wantage Township 138 with one death
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details.
Testing is available in at:
- 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
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.