SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 83 new cases and no additional deaths on January 21.

As of January 21 there were 7,515 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 247 deaths and 4,28 recovered coronavirus patients. Four prior reported positive cases and one death have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.07 as of January 21. 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 were 3,395 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 2,570 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 626 are in intensive care and 427 are on ventilators, 444 people have been discharged on January 21, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 3,968 new coronavirus cases and 96 COVID-19 deaths on January 21, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 18,543deaths and 576,720 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate continued to decline to 3.20% as of January 21. The dashboard said 8,887,397 New Jersey residents been tested as January 20.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,237 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 55,898 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 56,223 patients and 2,159 deaths. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 55,293 and fourth highest number of deaths, 1,629 from coronavirus.

The New Jersey Department of Health began publishing statistics on vaccines.  As of January21 there have been 455,965 total doses have been administered: 398,862 first doses and 56,821 second doses.  In Sussex County 7,322 doses have been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 24,552,405 confirmed cases and 408,382 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.66%. As of January 21, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 41,785 New York has also reported 117,882 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 33
  • Andover Township 520 with 117 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 28 with one death
  • Byram Township 410 with seven deaths
  • Frankford Township 304 with 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 235 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 158 with three deaths
  • Green Township 207 with five deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 205 with two deaths
  • Hampton Township 219 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 437 with eight deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 816 with nine deaths
  • Lafayette Township 94 with one death
  • Montague Township 127 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 479 with 17 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 127 with three deaths
  • Sandyston Township 74 with one death
  • Sparta Township 972 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 204 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 151 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 84 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,126 with 10 deaths
  • Wantage Township 505 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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