SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 54 new cases and no additional deaths on December 2.

As of December 2 there were 3,117 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2,432 recovered coronavirus patients. Ten prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.08 as of December 2. 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 Wednesday are 3,287 from 3,129 on Tuesday. Of those in the hospital 599 are in intensive care and 354 are on ventilators, 367 people have been discharged on December 2, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 4,296 new coronavirus cases and 55 COVID-19 deaths on December 1 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 15,309 deaths and 346,206 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.42% as of December 2 continues to decline. The dashboard said 6,133,587 New Jersey residents been tested as of December 2.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,007 coronavirus related deaths and the highest number of positive tests in the state with 36,082 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the second the highest number of positive tests in the state with 35,726 patients and 1,893 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 32,465 positive tests and 1,428 deaths. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 13,861,243 confirmed cases and 272,479 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.96%. As of December 2, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,672 New York has also reported 85,808 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 11
  • Andover Township 317 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 15 with one death
  • Byram Township 187 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 143 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 96 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 69 with one death
  • Green Township 80 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 80 with one death
  • Hampton Township 81 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 148 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 353 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 43 with one death
  • Montague Township 49 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 254 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 52 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 28 with one death
  • Sparta Township 429 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 67 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 45 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 31 with one death
  • Vernon Township 384 with seven deaths
  • Wantage Township 166 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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