SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 17 new case and no additional deaths on October 30.

As of October 30, there were 1,884 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,500 recovered coronavirus patients. Three prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate raised slightly to 1.26 as of October 30. 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 Friday are 1,058 from 1,072 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 221 are in intensive care and 79 are on ventilators.

New Jersey had an additional 1,976 new coronavirus cases and seven COVID-19 deaths on October 30 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,546 deaths and 236,523 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.14% as of October 30. The dashboard said 4,572,531 New Jersey residents been tested as October 30.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 25,235 patients and 1,819 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 23,357 positive tests and 1,373 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,914 coronavirus related deaths and 24,970 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 9,015,262 confirmed cases and 229,347 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.54%. As of October 30, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,451 New York has also reported 79,501 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 4
  • Andover Township 256 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 13 with one death
  • Byram Township 102 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 94 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 55 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 35 with one death
  • Green Township 33 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 52 with one death
  • Hampton Township 47 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 87 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 192 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 21 with one death
  • Montague Township 40 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 157 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 32 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 15 with one death
  • Sparta Township 252 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 37 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 21 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 19 with one death
  • Vernon Township 230 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 90 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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