SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported two new cases and no additional death on September 29.

As of September 29 there were 1591 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,306 recovered coronavirus patients.

Governor Murphy signed his $32.7 billion budget that includes a “millionaires tax” and $4.5 billion in borrowing.

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In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly 1.13 as of September 29. 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 Tuesday are 443 from 421 on Monday.

New Jersey had an additional 456 new coronavirus cases and 10 additional COVID-19 deaths on September 29 according to the state department of health.

The list of locations on the voluntary quarantine has altered slightly and now includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming. 

Virginia and Arizona were removed and Colorado was added.

A Thai national know by the alias Dang Chanchai is facing charges of nine counts of wire fraud. Federal authorities announced the indictment related to defrauding a New Jersey company when they paid $1.5 million to purchase N-95 masks manufactured by 3M but Chanchai never delivered them, according to officials.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,326 deaths and 204,563 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.00% as of September 29. The dashboard said 3,566,304 New Jersey residents been tested as September 28.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,473 patients and 1,804 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,692 positive tests and 1,355 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,899 coronavirus related deaths and 21,091 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 7,176,111 confirmed cases and 205,676 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.86%. As of September 29, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,144 New York has also reported 76,649 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 250 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 10 with one death
  • Byram Township 85 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 88 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 50 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 26 with one death
  • Green Township 30 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 46 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 67 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 159 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 36 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 129 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 209 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 174 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 76 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:

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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