SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County has 32 additional coronavirus patients and two additional deaths from COVID-19. 

An 84-year-old woman from Andover and a 97-year-old man from Frankford Township have passed away from coronavirus.

This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 41.

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The Sussex County Sheriff issued a statement about the 57 deaths at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II.  According to his statement The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management has made five deliveries of gloves, gowns, hand sanitizer and masks.  The office is also “providing the best guidance available from the State of New Jersey.”

The statement also said of the 57 deaths, 29 were related to COVID-19.

The 543 bed facility has garnered attention because it was reported that the bodies of 17 of the residents who died were stored in a shed on the property.  When authorities arrived, the bodies had been moved into a morgue at the facility, that was equipped to handle four bodies.  

There is still no testing in Sussex County.

The most recent identified Sussex County coronavirus patients are:

  • Vernon Township, 35, male,
  • Vernon Township, 53, male,
  • Ogdensburg Borough, 57, female,
  • Vernon Township, 32, female,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 35, male,
  • Franklin Borough, 60, male,
  • Newton Town, 88, female,
  • Stillwater Township, 66, female,
  • Andover Township, 62, male,
  • Sparta Township, 75, male,
  • Hampton Township, 63, female,
  • Sparta Township, 63, female,
  • Andover Township, 67, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 75, male,
  • Wantage Township, 65, female,
  • Andover Township, 56, female,
  • Andover Township, 88, female,
  • Andover Township, 80, male,
  • Hardyston Township, 87, male,
  • Vernon Township, 55, female,
  • Andover Township, 64, male,
  • Newton Town, 73, female,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 60, female,
  • Hardyston Township, 63, female,
  • Sparta Township, 33, female,
  • Hamburg Township, 50, male,
  • Vernon Township, 57, male,
  • Stanhope Borough, 62, female,
  • Newton Town, 52, male,
  • Hamburg Borough, 17, male

The cases by town as of April 16:

  • Andover Borough 2,
  • Andover Township 109,
  • Branchville Borough 3,
  • Byram Township 27,
  • Frankford Township 26,
  • Franklin Borough 21,
  • Fredon Township 10,
  • Green Township 4,
  • Hamburg Borough 15,
  • Hampton Township 13,
  • Hardyston Township 29,
  • Hopatcong Borough 61,
  • Lafayette Township 5,
  • Montague Township 12,
  • Newton Town 55,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 10,
  • Sandyston Township 4,
  • Sparta Township 72,
  • Stanhope Borough 13,
  • Sussex Borough 6,
  • Vernon Township 60,
  • Wantage Township 27.


While there is still no testing in Sussex County, the drive thru site at County College of Morris will be accommodating about 75 Sussex County residents each day, according to an announcement by the department of health.

The testing is done by appointment and people seeking to be tested must have a prescription from a doctor or medical provider according to the announcement.

The CCM testing site will be accommodating approximately 240 Morris County residents each day, in addition to Sussex County residents. 

“To be tested you must be in a vehicle, must have identification, must have an appointment and must have a prescription, preferably printed, from a medical provider,” the statement said.  Appointments are to be made on the Morris County website.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 16, there have been a total of 138,609 total tests reported; 75,317 positive tests, 76,513 negative tests and 3,518 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 11,409 and 668 deaths.

Hudson County has patients with 9,165 and 365 deaths. Essex County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 9,084 patients with 642 deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 662,045 confirmed cases with 3,401,064 people tested and 33,284 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 11,477 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

Testing for coronavirus is still not available in Sussex County.  Anyone who is concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to contact their doctor. Testing can be provided at the Community College of Morris with an appointment and a prescription.  

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