SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 321 new cases and eight additional deaths on January 19. This is the first report from the county since January 15.

As of January 19 there were 7,302 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 321 deaths and 4,230 recovered coronavirus patients. Twelve prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.

Sussex County officials report six residents have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19:

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  • An 87-year-old Andover Township man,
  • A 78-year-old Andover Township man,
  • A 61-year-old Fredon Township man,
  • An 89-year-old Hamburg Borough man,
  • A 77-year-old Sparta man and
  • A 65-year-old Sparta man

Sussex County officials report a 76-year-old Hopatcong man and a 59-year-old Newton woman are suspected to have died from COVID-19.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.11 as of January 19. 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 3,506 on Tuesday. Of those in the hospital 2,710 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 643 are in intensive care and 429 are on ventilators, 240 people have been discharged on January 19, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 3,733 new coronavirus cases and 54 COVID-19 deaths on January 17, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 18,421 deaths and 572,306 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate continued to decline to 3.21% as of January 19. The dashboard said 8,801,895 New Jersey residents been tested as January 19.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,223 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 55,198 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 55,349 patients and 2,144 deaths. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 54,393 and fourth highest number of deaths, 1,604 from coronavirus.

The New Jersey Department of Health began publishing statistics on vaccines.  As of January19 there have been 388,160 total doses have been administered: 343,957 first doses and 40,969 second doses.  In Sussex County 6,469 doses have been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 24,163,707 confirmed cases and 400,022 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.65%. As of January 19, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 41,350 New York has also reported 116,503 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 31
  • Andover Township 502 with 119 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 28 with one death
  • Byram Township 399 with seven deaths
  • Frankford Township 301 with 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 217 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 149 with three deaths
  • Green Township 202 with five deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 199 with three deaths
  • Hampton Township 211 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 419 with eight deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 799 with 10 deaths
  • Lafayette Township 88 with one death
  • Montague Township 123 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 468 with 18 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 123 with three deaths
  • Sandyston Township 71 with one death
  • Sparta Township 954 with 14 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 202 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 145 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 82 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,095 with 10 deaths
  • Wantage Township 492 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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