SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health has announced two additional coronavirus related deaths and 64 additional COVID-19 patients.  The total number of coronavirus patients is now 688.

The two Sussex County residents who have died are a 71-year-old man and 74-year-old man from Andover.

This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 54.  The New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard says Sussex County has had 64 deaths.

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The Town of Newton Council will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on April 27.  Planning Board will next meet on May 20.

According to the New Jersey Municipal Court website the court office is closed to the public but court staff is available to provide assistance by mail or telephone. All Municipal Court sessions are postponed through April 26.

There is still no testing in Sussex County.

The Sussex County Division of Health did not release new patient information on April 20. 

COVID-19 related deaths by town as of April 20:

  • Andover Borough 2,
  • Andover Township 130,
  • Branchville Borough 5,
  • Byram Township 27,
  • Frankford Township 30,
  • Franklin Borough 27,
  • Fredon Township 10,
  • Green Township 15,
  • Hamburg Borough 18,
  • Hampton Township 19,
  • Hardyston Township 32,
  • Hopatcong Borough 69,
  • Lafayette Township 7,
  • Montague Township 14,
  • Newton Town 61,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 11,
  • Sandyston Township 4,
  • Sparta Township 75,
  • Stanhope Borough 15,
  • Stillwater Township, 3,
  • Sussex Borough 4,
  • Vernon Township 75,
  • Wantage Township 35.

While there is still no testing in Sussex County, the drive through 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 20, there have been a total of 161,714 total tests reported; 88,806 positive tests, 89,251 negative tests and 4,377 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 13,011 and 787 deaths. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 11,150 patients with 492 deaths. Essex County has 10,729 patients with  and 751 deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 749,666 confirmed cases with 3,893,815 people tested and 41,313 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 14,451 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.