SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 145 new cases and no additional deaths on November 23. The November 20 report was published November 23 in the morning: 46 new cases and no deaths were reported.

As of November 23 there were 2,655 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2078 recovered coronavirus patients. Four prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

According to the New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard Sussex County is showing positive test results for 1,574 per 100,000 residents, representing the lowest number in the state. According to the 2019 United States Census Bureau information Sussex County has 140,488 people.

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Beginning Tuesday, November 24 approved local businesses and non-profits with 100 or fewer employees can purchase Person Protective Equipment at a 65% discounted price.  This is in addition to the 10% discount already available to New Jersey organizations. The caps on total discounts have also been raised.

Applications for the program can be made online. Some of the approved retailers are Office Depot, Boxed and Staples.

In New Jersey the Rt rate raised slightly to 1.32 as of November 23. 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 on Monday are 2,693 from 2,568 on Sunday. Of those in the hospital 537 are in intensive care and 240 are on ventilators, 247 people have been discharged on November 23, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 3,581 new coronavirus cases and 11 COVID-19 deaths on November 23 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,960 deaths and 309,588 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.83% as of November 23 continues to decline. The dashboard said 5,675,266 New Jersey residents been tested as of November 23 representing a 5.45% positivity rate.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 32,245 patients and 1,856 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 29,379 positive tests and 1,401 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,972 coronavirus related deaths and 33,088 positive test results. 

COVID-19 data from the New Jersey Department of Health regarding cases per age group shows

  • 1.1%  or 3,473 Age 0 - 4
  • 5.5% or 17,126 Age 5-17
  • 18.6% or 57,684 Age 18-29
  • 31.6% or 97,788 Age 30-49
  • 24.5% or 75,795 Age 50-64
  • 11.6% or 35,861 Age 65-79
  • 6.8% or 21, 206 Age 80+

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 12,379,135 confirmed cases and 257,415 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.07%. As of November 23, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,331 New York has also reported 83,307 recovered coronavirus patients.

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

  • Andover Borough 9
  • Andover Township 292 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 15 with one death
  • Byram Township 153 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 120 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 85 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 55 with one death
  • Green Township 63 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 72 with one death
  • Hampton Township 66 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 118 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 276 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 38with one death
  • Montague Township 47 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 228 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 44 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 26 with one death
  • Sparta Township 366 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 56 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 38 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 26 with one death
  • Vernon Township 333 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 129 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.

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