SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 16 new cases and no additional death on September 25. County officials will not release any data until September 28.

As of September 25 there were 1,562 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,295 recovered coronavirus patients. One positive test attributed to Sussex County has been reassigned to another location.

In New Jersey the Rt rate decreased slightly 1.12 as of September 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.

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State officials announced hospitalizations on Saturday are 426 from 405 on Friday.

New Jersey had an additional 750 new coronavirus cases and six additional COVID-19 deaths on September 26 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,312 deaths and 202,850 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.05% as of September 26. The dashboard said 3,512,568 New Jersey residents been tested as September 26.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,363 patients and 1,802 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,621 positive tests and 1,355 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,899 coronavirus related deaths and 21,024 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 7,077,450 confirmed cases and 204,486 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.88%. As of September 26, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,125 New York has also reported 76,528 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 84 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 44 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 66 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 196 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 169 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.

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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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