SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 12 new case and no additional deaths on August 25. 

As of August 25 there were 1,428 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,225 recovered coronavirus patients.

The list of states requiring a 14 day quarantine was shortened today.  Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana were taken off and Guam was added. 

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There are now 31 states on the travel advisory list: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands and Wisconsin. 

People returning to New Jersey from one of those 31 states are asked to quarantine for 14 days.

The Rt rate lowered to 0.83 as of August 25. 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 Tuesday was 432, from 446 on Monday

State officials reported 302 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths on August 25 from 225 new cases and three death reported on August 24.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,124 deaths and 190,021 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.43% as of August 25.  The dashboard said 2,676,895 New Jersey residents been tested as of August 25.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 21,395 patients and 1,789 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,058 positive tests and 1,344 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,881 coronavirus related deaths and 20,159 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 5,755,002 confirmed cases and 177,773 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 3.08%. As of August 24 New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,891.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 249 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 76 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 89 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 40 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 60 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 149 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 34 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 121 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 20 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 140 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 31 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 154 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 67 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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