SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health has announced two additional coronavirus related deaths and 58 additional COVID-19 patients.  The total number of coronavirus patients is now 876 on April 27.

This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 93 with a mortality rate of 10.6%. 

There is still no testing in Sussex County.

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The Sussex County Division of Health released a new report giving a gender breakdown of the reported positive cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 patients by town as of April 27 with gender breakdown:

  • Andover Borough 2, both male
  • Andover Township 169 – 62 females and 113 male, with 52 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 6 – 3 male and 3 female, with one death
  • Byram Township 33-  22 female and 12 male with one death
  • Frankford Township 53 – 30 female and 23 male with five deaths
  • Franklin Borough 37- 20 female and 17 male
  • Fredon Township 13- 6 female and 7 male,
  • Green Township 11 – 3 female and 8 male,
  • Hamburg Borough 19- 8 female and 11 male,
  • Hampton Township 24 – 13 female and 11 male with two deaths,
  • Hardyston Township 43 -23 female and 19 male with one death,
  • Hopatcong Borough 88 – 43 female and 45 male with three deaths,
  • Lafayette Township 11- 6 female and 5 male,
  • Montague Township 20 – 11 female and 8 male with one death,
  • Newton Town 69 -49 female and 20 male with 8 deaths,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 14 -8 female and 6 male,
  • Sandyston Township 4 – four female with one death,
  • Sparta Township 89 – 44 female and 46 male with nine deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 17-8 female and 9 male with one death,
  • Stillwater Township 6 – 3 female and 3 male,
  • Sussex Borough 5 – four female and on male,
  • Vernon Township 99 -47 female and 52 female with six deaths,
  • Wantage Township 44 – 26 female and 15 male with two deaths.

The Sussex County Department of Health noted some numbers did not match and would be addressed by tomorrow’s report.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 23, there have been a total of 204,651 total tests reported; 111,188 positive tests, 116,587 negative tests and 6,044 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 5.4% mortality rate.

Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 15,104 and 960 deaths, representing a 5.4% mortality rate. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 13,925 patients with 673 deaths with a 4.8% mortality rate. Essex County has 13,047 patients with and 1028 deaths representing 7.8% mortality rate.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 983,848 confirmed cases with 5,439,943 people tested and 55,735 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 17,515 COVID-19 related deaths.

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.

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.https://www.njcares.gov/ohh/downloads/DMI_COVID-19_Resource-Guide.pdf

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 New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 23, there have been a total of 204,651 total tests reported; 111,188 positive tests, 116,587 negative tests and 6,044 deaths, related to coronavirus, representing a 5.4% mortality rate.

Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 15,104 and 960 deaths, representing a 5.4% mortality rate. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 13,925 patients with 673 deaths with a 4.8% mortality rate. Essex County has 13,047 patients with and 1028 deaths representing 7.8% mortality rate.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 983,848 confirmed cases with 5,439,943 people tested and 55,735 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 17,515 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.