SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials announced on Monday there are 12 additional cases since Friday.  There was also one death. 

An 83-year-old Andover man died from COVID-19.

As of August 10 there were 1,378 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,378 recovered coronavirus patients.

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Governor Murphy announced new rules for nursing homes and long term care facilities that cover guidelines for infection control measures, creating an inventory of personal protective equipment or PPE and regular COVID-19 testing of staff and residents.

Murphy also announced plans to spend up to $155 million in state and federal funds dealing with coronavirus related issues at long term care facilities:

  • $25 million from federal Centers for Disease Control for testing of staff members
  • $130 million from federal and state sources to support wages for certified nursing aides and to boost infection control practices.

Some key data points continue in a downward trend; Rt rate, new cases, new deaths.  Hospitalizations was the outlier with an increase from numbers reported on Sunday.

The Rt rate dropped to 0.98 as of August 10. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.

State officials announced hospitalizations on Monday to 545, up from 483 on Sunday.

State officials reported 258 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths on August 10 from 344 new cases and six deaths reported on August 10.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,025 deaths and 184,773 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.57% as of August 10.  The dashboard said 2,324,046 New Jersey residents been tested as of August 10.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,825 coronavirus patients and 1,787 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,683 positive tests and 1,338 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,872 coronavirus related deaths and 19,747 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 5,063,770 confirmed cases and 166,156 coronavirus deaths an increase of 449, with a mortality rate of 3.23%. As of August 10 New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,780.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 243 with 114 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 70 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 88 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 48 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 21 with one death
  • Green Township 28 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 34 with one death
  • Hampton Township 38 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 59 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 143 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 33 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 116 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 18 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 131 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 30 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 150 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 64 with one death

Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.  

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.

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

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