SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported six new cases and no additional deaths on September 23.

As of September 23 there were 1,534 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,277 recovered coronavirus patients. Two positive tests attributed to Sussex County have been reassigned to another location.

The New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported that app being studied in a pilot program at Montclair State University.  The app is designed to track people who come in close prolonged contact with the user, to help with contact tracing.  According to Persichilli the app does not use location data or collect any personal information. 

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New Brunswick based Johnson & Johnson announce the beginning of a late stage trial of a COVID-19 vaccine that would be delivered in a single dose.  Other promising vaccine efforts are reported to require multiple doses.  J & J is seeking 60,000 volunteers across the United States and countries on three continents for the double-blind randomized trial.  According to J & J successful trials could see doses available in early 2021.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose to 1.15 as of September 23. 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 Wednesday are 459 from 417 on Tuesday.

New Jersey had an additional 430 new coronavirus cases and seven additional COVID-19 deaths on September 23 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,291 deaths and 200,988 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.11% as of September 23. The dashboard said 3,422,747 New Jersey residents been tested as September 23.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,276 patients and 1,801 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,547 positive tests and 1,353 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,897 coronavirus related deaths and 20,898 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 6,921,817 confirmed cases and 201,459 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.91%. As of September 23, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,090, five more than yesterday. New York has also reported 76,246 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 250 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 82 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 89 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 50 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 24 with one death
  • Green Township 30 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 45 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 63 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 159 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 36 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 126 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 174 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 167 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 74 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:

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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officials reported 28 new cases and no additional death in their first report since September 18.

As of September 21 there were 1,525 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,272 recovered coronavirus patients. ONE positive test attributed to Sussex County have been reassigned to another location.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose to 1.15 as of September 23. 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 Wednesday are 459 from 417 on Tuesday.

New Jersey had an additional 430 new coronavirus cases and seven additional COVID-19 deaths on September 23 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,291 deaths and 200,988 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.11% as of September 23. The dashboard said 3,422,747 New Jersey residents been tested as September 23.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,276 patients and 1,801 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,547 positive tests and 1,353 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,897 coronavirus related deaths and 20,898 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 6,921,817 confirmed cases and 201,459 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.91%. As of September 23, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,090, five more than yesterday. New York has also reported 76,246 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 250 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 79 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 89 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 50 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 25 with one death
  • Green Township 32 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 45 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 62 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 158 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 36 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 127 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 166 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 168 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 73 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:

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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