SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 43 new cases and no additional deaths on November 20. There was no report on Friday, November 20.

As of November 20 there were 2,517 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2060 recovered coronavirus patients. Four prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.38 as of November 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.

Sign Up for Newton Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

State officials announced hospitalizations on Saturday are 2,552 from 2,505 on Friday. Of those in the hospital 486 are in intensive care and 232 are on ventilators, 305 people have been discharged on November 20, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 4,669 new coronavirus cases and 34 COVID-19 deaths on November 21 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,934 deaths and 302,039 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.94% as of November 20 continues to decline. The dashboard said 5,567,342 New Jersey residents been tested as of November 21 representing a 5.42% positivity rate.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 31,447 patients and 1,855 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 28,764 positive tests and 1,399 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,968 coronavirus related deaths and 32,441 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 11,980,810 confirmed cases and 255,098 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.12%. As of November 21, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,253 New York has also reported 82,766 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths: (November 20 data was not provided)

  • Andover Borough 9
  • Andover Township 284 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 15 with one death
  • Byram Township 141 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 111 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 73 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 53 with one death
  • Green Township 55 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 71 with one death
  • Hampton Township 63 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 112 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 256 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 29 with one death
  • Montague Township 45 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 213 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 39 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 24 with one death
  • Sparta Township 338 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 51 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 35 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 23 with one death
  • Vernon Township 312 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 122 with one death

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

Testing is available in at:

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.

Get your local news delivered to your inbox for FREE each day.  Subscribe to TAPinto Newton or Sparta   or Like us on TAPinto Newton facebook and  TAPinto Sparta facebook