SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 46 cases and one additional death on Feb. 25.
County officials reported a 50-year-old Vernon Township woman died of COVID-19 on Feb. 24.
As of Feb.25 there were 9,422 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 274 deaths and 8,342 recovered coronavirus patients. Three prior reported positive case has been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly at 0.88 as of Feb. 25. 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 were 2,032 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 1,476 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 438 are in intensive care and 268 are on ventilators, 271 people have been discharged on Feb.25, “deaths excluded.”
New Jersey had an adding 2,987 new coronavirus cases and 70 COVID-19 deaths on Feb.25, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 20,816 deaths and 692,931confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 3.00% as of Feb. 25. The dashboard said 10,448,986 New Jersey residents been tested as Feb.25.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,400 coronavirus related deaths and the third highest number of positive tests in the state with 66,599 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 67,891 patients and second highest deaths with 2,330. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 66,885 and third highest number of deaths, 1,857 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of Feb.25 there have been 1,866,998 total vaccine doses have been administered: 1,243,104 first doses and 623,408 second doses. In Sussex County 28,304 doses have been administered as of Feb.25.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 28,410,902 cases and 508,114 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.78%. As of Feb.25 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 51,202 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 42
- Andover Township 593 with 124 deaths
- Branchville Borough 39 with two death
- Byram Township 574 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 364 with 29 deaths
- Franklin Borough 312 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 201 with four deaths
- Green Township 256 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 235 with four deaths
- Hampton Township 288 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 544 with nine deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,084 with 13 deaths
- Lafayette Township 117 with one death
- Montague Township 162 with three deaths
- Newton Town 555 with 17 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 160 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 89 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,223 with 16 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 267 with two death
- Stillwater Township 208 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 95 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,404 with 14 deaths
- Wantage Township 610 with six deaths
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details.
Testing is available:
- Atlantic Health Sussex County Locations 973-383-9898 Sparta Urgent Care and Newton Urgent Care
- Zufall Health testing in Sparta, Newton and Augusta on alternating Thursdays by appointment
- CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.
- Enzo in Oak Ridge https://www.enzoclinicallabs.com/
- Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin http://www.skylandsurgentcare.com/
- URGIMED Urgent Care - Randolph, NJ 973-891-1321
- PM Pediatrics - Pompton Plains, NJ 973-616-5437
- Medemerge - Green Brook, NJ 732-968-8900
- Atlantic Health
- ShopRite Pharmacies
- Sussex County Fairground – Sussex County residents can preregister for an appointment. When an appointment is available they will receive an email to schedule their appointment Senior citizens without access to a computer can call 973-579-0555 for assistance in making an appointment. Anyone seeking a vaccination at the Sussex County fairgrounds will now need to prove they reside within the county.
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.