SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 9 new case and no additional deaths on October 20.

As of October 20, there were 1,754 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,429 recovered coronavirus patients. Two cases have been reassigned out of the county.

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced additional closures due to employees testing positive for COVID-19.  The Cardiff licensing center will be closed through October 28 and Manahawkin licensing center will be closed through November 2.  They join Runnemede, Delanco and Eatonton; MCV locations that have already been closed.

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Newark students will remain at home for instruction as the state’s larges school system announced they will continue remote schedules through January 25.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.13 as of October 20. 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 Tuesday are 781 from 758 on Monday.

New Jersey had an additional 988 new coronavirus cases and 13 COVID-19 deaths on October 19 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,438 deaths and 222,193 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.49% as of October 20. The dashboard said 4,235,300 New Jersey residents been tested as October 20.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 23,945 patients and 1,811 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 21,886 positive tests and 1,366 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,906 coronavirus related deaths and 22,735 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 8,270,573 confirmed cases and 220,955 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.67%. As of October 20, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,366 New York has also reported 78,530 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 253 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 12 with one death
  • Byram Township 97 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 91 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 52 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 30 with one death
  • Green Township 32 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 50 with one death
  • Hampton Township 43 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 76 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 173 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 20 with one death
  • Montague Township 40 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 150 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 23 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 237 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 34 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 21 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 19 with one death
  • Vernon Township 206 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 82 with one death

COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities.  Check their websites for details.

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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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