SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 73 new cases and no additional deaths on December 1.

As of December 1 there were 3,073 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2278 recovered coronavirus patients. Two prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.1 as of December 1. 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 Tuesday are 3,129 from 2,961 on Monday. Of those in the hospital 601 are in intensive care and 359 are on ventilators, 225 people have been discharged on December 1, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 4,406 new coronavirus cases and 90 COVID-19 deaths on December 1 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 15,254 deaths and 341,910 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.46% as of December 1 continues to decline. The dashboard said 6,086,496 New Jersey residents been tested as of November 30.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,005 coronavirus related deaths and the highest number of positive tests in the state with 35,788 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the second the highest number of positive tests in the state with 35,327 patients and 1,889 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 32,033 positive tests and 1,423 deaths. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 13,653,957 confirmed cases and 269,667 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.97%. As of December 1, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,618 New York has also reported 85,556 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 11
  • Andover Township 315 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 16 with one death
  • Byram Township 181 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 144 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 95 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 65 with one death
  • Green Township 70 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 79 with one death
  • Hampton Township 79 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 145 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 346 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 43 with one death
  • Montague Township 49 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 251 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 52 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 28 with one death
  • Sparta Township 422 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 66 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 44 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 30 with one death
  • Vernon Township 377 with seven deaths
  • Wantage Township 165 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:

COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available.

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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