SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Department of Health has released information about newly identified coronavirus patients in the county.  There is still no testing available in Sussex County for COVID-19.  

According to officials the current test results may be from tests taken anywhere from 10 to 14 days ago and do not likely represent any effect from the Executive Orders 107 and 108 requiring shut down of non-essential business and travel.  

State statistics show 47% of the people who have died from the coronavirus were over the age of 80, 35% had documented additional health issues and 76 death were associated with long term care facilities.  Nearly one third of the state's 375 long term care facilities have at least one COVID-1.

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The governor has said three field hospitals are anticipated to go online between Monday, April 6 and April 14.  The Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus will have 250 beds beginning Monday for non-COVID-19 patients, to free up space in hospitals for coronavirus patients.

The two other field hospitals will be 500 beds at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison and Atlantic City Convention Center with 250 beds.  They will be staffed by National Guard and volunteers.

Governor Murphy has also signed an executive order authorizing the State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan to commandeer any equipment deemed necessary to assist with the treatment of coronavirus patients.  

Sussex County’s additional coronavirus cases:

  • Hopatcong Borough, 36 year, 9 months, female,
  • Vernon Township, 45 years, 2 months, female,
  • Hamburg Borough, 58 years, 2 months, male,
  • Hardyston Township, 67 years, 2 months, female,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 59 years, 3 months, male,
  • Andover Township, 61 years, 5 months, male,
  • Byram Township, 55 years, 5 months, male,
  • Hamburg Borough, 39 years, 3 months, female,
  • Hampton Township, 82 years, 4 months, female,
  • Byram Township, 31 years, 4 months, female,
  • Montague Township, 51 years, 1 month, female,
  • Sparta Township, 48 years, 4 months, male,
  • Sparta Township, 56 years, 2 months, male,
  • Newton Town, 42 years, 3 months, female,
  • Wantage Township, 36 years, female,
  • Stanhope Borough, 29 years, 9 months, male,
  • Newton Town, 30 years, 10 months, male

The cases by town:

  • Andover Borough 1,
  • Andover Township 16,
  • Branchville Borough 3,
  • Byram Township 12,
  • Frankford Township 8,
  • Franklin Borough 7,
  • Fredon Township 4,
  • Green Township 3,
  • Hamburg Borough 5,
  • Hampton Township 7,
  • Hardyston Township 12,
  • Hopatcong Borough 25,
  • Lafayette Township 1,
  • Montague Township 2,
  • Newton Town 29,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 3,
  • Sandyston Township 2,
  • Sparta Township 37,
  • Stanhope Borough 7,
  • Sussex Borough 4,
  • Vernon Township 25,
  • Wantage Township 17.

According to officials the current test results may be from tests taken anywhere from 10 to 14 days ago and do not likely represent any effect from the Executive Orders 107 and 108 requiring shut down of non-essential business and travel.  

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 4, there have been 34,124 positive tests, 41,232 negative tests and 846 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 5,760 and 179 deaths, Essex County has 3,584 patients with 155 deaths, .  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 277,828 confirmed cases with 14,694 recovered patients and 8,476 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 2,254 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. 
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