SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 158 new cases and two additional deaths on January 15.

As of January 15 there were 6,993 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 240 deaths and 4,138 recovered coronavirus patients. Five prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.

County officials reported a 80-year-old  woman from Hopatcong and an 84-year-old man from Wantage Township have died from COVID-19.

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In New Jersey the Rt rate remained to 1.11 as of January 15. 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 3543 on Friday. Of those in the hospital 2,743 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 626 are in intensive care and 438 are on ventilators, 452 people have been discharged on January 15, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 5,459 new coronavirus cases and 67 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 18,229 deaths and 555,299 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate continued to decline to 3.28% as of January 15. The dashboard said 8,616,011 New Jersey residents been tested as January 15.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,214 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 53,714 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 53.764 patients and 2,139 deaths. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 52,772 and fourth highest number of deaths, 1,583 from coronavirus.

The New Jersey Department of Health began publishing statistics on vaccines.  As of January 15 there have been 327,636 total doses have been administered; 289,620 first doses and 37,921 second doses.  In Sussex County 5,627 doses have been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 23,503,587 confirmed cases and 391,624 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.66%. As of January 15, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 40,637 New York has also reported 113,919 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 28
  • Andover Township 486 with 117 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 28 with one death
  • Byram Township 385 with seven deaths
  • Frankford Township 294 with 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 211 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 144 with three deaths
  • Green Township 194 with five deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 192 with two deaths
  • Hampton Township 200 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 395 with eight deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 753 with nine deaths
  • Lafayette Township 83 with one death
  • Montague Township 117 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 449 with 17 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 117 with three deaths
  • Sandyston Township 68 with one death
  • Sparta Township 922 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 198 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 136 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 79 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,043 with 10 deaths
  • Wantage Township 471 with four 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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