SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County has reported two more residents have died from coronavirus.  Both victims are women from Andover;  one 78-year-old and one 75-year. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 20.

Sussex County has also had an additional 35 residents with positive test results bringing the total to 390.  There is still no testing in Sussex County.

School districts across the state have been notified they will be closed at least until May 1 by the state.

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New executive orders were issued by Governor Murphy on Thursday.  One extends a grace period for New Jersey residents who cannot pay their insurance premiums because of loss of income or other coronavirus related reason;  

  • 60 day grace period for medical and dental insurance premiums
  • 90 day grace period for home, car, rental and life insurance premiums and others

Another executive order requires customers and workers in essential retail businesses, such as a grocery store, to wear cloth face coverings while at work.

The FEMA coronavirus testing sites will be closed for Easter.

The governor also prohibited all public beaches, pools, hot tubs, spray parks and water parks from opening, “until further notice.”

The New Jersey Department of Health is allocating $5 million to local health departments to help cover the costs of COVID-19 related expenses such as assisting community testing sites, assisting nursing homes, supporting people who need a safe place to quarantine and contact tracing.

The most recent identified Sussex County coronavirus victims are:

  • Branchville Borough, 60, female,
  • Newton Town, 97, female,
  • Hardyston Township, 50, female,
  • Vernon Township, 41, male,
  • Hardyston Township, 63, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 81, female,
  • Hardyston Township, 30, male,
  • Sparta Township, 31, male,
  • Andover Township, 40, male,
  • Hardyston Township, 23, female,
  • Montague Township, 44, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 74, female,
  • Sparta Township, 35, male,
  • Sparta Township, 43, male,
  • Montague Township, 61, male,
  • Andover Township, 34, male,
  • Sparta Township, 39, female,
  • Byram Township, 51, female,
  • Newton Town, 61, female,
  • Vernon Township, 46, female,
  • Wantage Township, 71, male,
  • Wantage Township, 53, male,
  • Frankford Township, 80, female,
  • Frankford Township, 53, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 58, male,
  • Frankford Township, 16 months, female,
  • Andover Township, 65, female,
  • Andover Township, 67, male,
  • Andover Township, 63, male,
  • Andover Township, 83, female,
  • Andover Township, 57, female,
  • Andover Township, 85, male,
  • Andover Township, 65, male,
  • Andover Township, 84, female,
  • Andover Township, 66, female.

The cases by town as of April 9:

  • Andover Borough 2,
  • Andover Township 62,
  • Branchville Borough 3,
  • Byram Township 17,
  • Frankford Township 18,
  • Franklin Borough 15,
  • Fredon Township 7,
  • Green Township 4,
  • Hamburg Borough 10,
  • Hampton Township 8,
  • Hardyston Township 19,
  • Hopatcong Borough 43,
  • Lafayette Township 3,
  • Montague Township 6,
  • Newton Town 40,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 6,
  • Sandyston Township 2,
  • Sparta Township 54,
  • Stanhope Borough 9,
  • Sussex Borough 5,
  • Vernon Township 34,
  • Wantage Township 23.

New Jersey has announced nearly two thirds of long term care facilities have had at least one case of coronavirus. 

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 9, there have been a total of 100,478 total tests reported; 51,027 positive tests, 49,451 negative tests and 1,700 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 8,343 and 345 deaths, Essex County has 6,069 patients with 312 deaths

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 465,750 confirmed cases with 25,960 recovered patients and 16,684 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 5,150 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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