SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 156 new cases and four additional deaths on January 14.

As of January 14 there were 6,840 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 238 deaths and 3,840 recovered coronavirus patients. Three prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.

County officials reported a 94-year-old Fredon Township man, a 65-year-old Hardyston Township man and a 68-year-old woman have died of COVID-19.

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In New Jersey the Rt rate remained to 1.1 as of January 14. 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 3638 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 2,768 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 644 are in intensive care and 456 are on ventilators, 495 people have been discharged on January 14, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 5,866 new coronavirus cases and 92 COVID-19 deaths on January 14, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 18,162 deaths and 549,840 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate continued to decline to 3.30% as of January 14. The dashboard said 8,474,356 New Jersey residents been tested as January 14.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,202 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 53,161 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 53.264 patients and 2,130 deaths. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 52,202 and fourth highest number of deaths, 1,567 from coronavirus.

The New Jersey Department of Health began publishing statistics on vaccines.  As of January 13 287,840 total doses have been administered; 253,775 first doses and 33,898 second doses.  In Sussex County 4,700 doses have been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 23,253,252 confirmed cases and 387,910 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.66%. As of January 14, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 40,435 New York has also reported 112,023 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 27
  • Andover Township 480 with 117 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 27 with one death
  • Byram Township 379 with seven deaths
  • Frankford Township 291 with 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 202 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 140 with three deaths
  • Green Township 187 with five deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 190 with two deaths
  • Hampton Township 193 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 375 with eight deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 745 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 80 with one death
  • Montague Township 115 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 440 with 17 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 114 with three deaths
  • Sandyston Township 66 with one death
  • Sparta Township 904 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 189 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 134 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 78 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,022 with 10 deaths
  • Wantage Township 462 with three deaths

COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details. 

Testing is available:

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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