SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 191 cases and one additional death on March 1 in the first report since Feb. 26.
County officials report a 76-year-old Sparta woman probably died of COVID-19 on Feb. 25.
As of March 1 there were 9,631 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 274 deaths and 8,496 recovered coronavirus patients. Five prior reported positive case has been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly to 0.94 as of March 1. 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 1,856 on Monday. Of those in the hospital 1,362 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 387 are in intensive care and 226 are on ventilators, 178 people have been discharged on March 1 “deaths excluded.”
New Jersey had an adding 2,637 new coronavirus cases and 21 COVID-19 deaths on March 1, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 20,942 deaths and 704,362 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.97% as of March 1. The dashboard said 10,567,646 New Jersey residents been tested as Feb.27.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,409 coronavirus related deaths and the third highest number of positive tests in the state with 67,690 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 69,169 patients and second highest deaths with 2,338. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 67,818 and third highest number of deaths, 1,868 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of March 1 there have been 2,039,427 total vaccine doses have been administered: 1,346,932 first doses and 691,459 second doses. In Sussex County 30,559 doses have been administered as of March 1.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 28,648,156 cases and 514,216 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.79%. As of March 1 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 52,310 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 42
- Andover Township 599with 124 deaths
- Branchville Borough 40 with two death
- Byram Township 580 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 375 with 29 deaths
- Franklin Borough 320 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 205 with four deaths
- Green Township 258 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 237 with four deaths
- Hampton Township 296 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 559 with nine deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,119 with 13 deaths
- Lafayette Township 118 with one death
- Montague Township 164 with three deaths
- Newton Town 566 with 17 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 164 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 91 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,265 with 17 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 273 with two death
- Stillwater Township 211 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 95 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,430with 14 deaths
- Wantage Township 621with 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 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.
- Selected Walmart and Sam's Club locations in New Jersey
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.