SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials announced on Tuesday there are three additional cases and no additional deaths.
As of August 11 there were 1,381 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,174 recovered coronavirus patients.
New Jersey made some changes to the travel quarantine list adding Hawaii, South Dakota while removing Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island. The 33 states now include:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands and Wisconsin.
The Division of Consumer Affairs has created access to telemedicine for people with chronic pain and qualifying for medical marijuana. An administrative order allows opioids and pain medication to be prescribed remotely. This included the initial prescription and refills for medical marijuana to be done online.
The Big 10 collegiate athletic conference that includes Rutgers, announce the fall season was being postponed. It was not canceled, leaving the door open for a rescheduled season as well as winter and spring seasons.
Some key data points continue in a downward trend including Rt rate and hospitalization while new cases and deaths increased. Hospitalizations was the outlier with an increase from numbers reported on Sunday.
The Rt rate dropped to 0.94 as of August 11. 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 to 538, down from 545 on Monday.
State officials reported 498 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths on August 11 from 258 new cases and six deaths reported on August 10.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,037 deaths and 185,475 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.59% as of August 11. The dashboard said 2,350,310 New Jersey residents been tested as of August 11.
Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,864 patients and 1,787 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,717 positive tests and 1,338 deaths.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,874 coronavirus related deaths and 19,776 positive test results.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 5,124,050 confirmed cases and 164,329 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 3.23%. As of August 11 New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,787.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 2
- Andover Township 243 with 114 deaths
- Branchville Borough 9 with one death
- Byram Township 72 with three deaths
- Frankford Township 89 with 23 deaths
- Franklin Borough 48 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 21 with one death
- Green Township 28 with one death
- Hamburg Borough 34 with one death
- Hampton Township 38 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 59 with three death
- Hopatcong Borough 143 with eight deaths
- Lafayette Township 14 with one death
- Montague Township 33 with four deaths
- Newton Town 116 with 12 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 18 with one death
- Sandyston Township 8 with one death
- Sparta Township 131 with 11 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 30 with one death
- Stillwater Township 14 with one death
- Sussex Borough 17 with one death
- Vernon Township 150 with six deaths
- Wantage Township 64 with one death
Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.
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.