SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials did not have an announcement on Sunday.  The total number of cases in the county to 1287 with 194 deaths and 1083 recovered patients as of July 17.

Beginning Monday, the state will collect information from people traveling from the 22 states on the quarantine list who arrive in New Jersey airports.  They will be given an electronic survey with questions about their travel plans, including their destination in the state. 

Local health departments will be notified and they, in turn will contact the travelers to remind they to quarantine for 14 days and provide testing information.  The states on the quarantine list are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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State officials announced data that showed day 11 of 20 or fewer coronavirus related deaths with 11 reported COVID-19 deaths and 144 new cases.  There were 766 reported hospitalizations on July 19, down from 800 on Saturday.

State officials announced the Rt rate is reported to be 1.1 on July 19. 

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there were 13,732 deaths, seven added since yesterday and 176,783 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.76%.  The dashboard 1,791,137 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 19.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 19,980 coronavirus patients adding one since yesterday and 1,765 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,248 positive tests and 1,313 deaths, with no additional reported deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,838 coronavirus related deaths and 19,105 positive test results.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the four counties with the fewest number of reported cases and coronavirus related deaths are Cape May County, Salem County, Hunterdon County and Sussex County, as of July 19.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 3,763,395 confirmed cases and 140,477 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.73%, down from 3.77% on Thursday. As of July 19, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,495.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 241 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 7 with one death
  • Byram Township 58 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 87 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 23 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 32 with one death
  • Hampton Township 34 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 54 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 136 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 32 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 108 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 116 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 22 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 138 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 60 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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