SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported nine new cases and no additional death on September 30.

As of September 30 there were 1599 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,307 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior positive case has been reassigned out of the county.

Governor Murphy reported a spike in positive cases in Lakewood with 134 overnight, of 188 new cases in Ocean County. Murphy said the positivity rate of tests is 27%, far about the state average below 3%.  That county is seeing a spike in cases with a positive rate of 5.44%.

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

New Jersey State Police Col. Patrick Callahan said law enforcement in Ocean County have reported people not wearing masks at religious services.  State officials will be going to visit the Lakewood community and religions leaders there, including representatives of the Orthodox Jewish population.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard will now include school focused data to allow the public to track school related transmissions.  Officials said there are currently 11 outbreaks related to schools.  They are defined as two or more infections occurring within 14 days of each other among students and staff who do not otherwise have a connection outside of school. 

The school information on the dashboard includes the county where the outbreak is occurring, not the individual town or district or school.  There are 3,000 schools in the state, according to officials. 

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly 1.15 as of September 30. 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 Wednesday are 479 from 443 on Tuesday.

New Jersey had an additional 712 new coronavirus cases and nine additional COVID-19 deaths on September 30 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,335 deaths and 205,175 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.98% as of September 30. The dashboard said 3,613,032 New Jersey residents been tested as September 30.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,732 patients and 1,804 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,732 positive tests and 1,357 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,899 coronavirus related deaths and 21,121 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 7,229,693 confirmed cases and 206,887 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.86%. As of September 30, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,153 New York has also reported 76,754 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 86 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 88 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 50 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 27 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 162 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 37 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 129 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 208 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 177 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.

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