SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials announced there were six additional cases but no additional coronavirus related deaths on July 21. 

There are now 1,303 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 195 deaths and 1,094 recovered coronavirus patients as of July 21.

State officials have added 10 states to the quarantine list.  Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington have joined Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.  Maryland has been removed from the list.

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State officials have announced coronavirus hospitalizations were down to 833 and there were 22 COVID-19 deaths.  The Rt rate dropped to .90 as of July 19.

The Motor Vehicle Commission offices continue to have long wait times, weeks after reopening for limited business.  The Wayne office is closing again until July 28 after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. Officials continue to encourage people to do as much as they can through the MVC website.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there were 13,763 deaths and 177,256 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.76%.  The dashboard 1,817,955 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 21.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,052 coronavirus patients adding one since yesterday and 1,764 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,267 positive tests and 1,315 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,840 coronavirus related deaths and 19,153 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 21.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 3,897,429 confirmed cases and 141,969 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.64%, down from 3.68% on Thursday. As of July 21, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,520.

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 61 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 87 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 24 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 32 with one death
  • Hampton Township 34 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 55 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 140 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 32 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 110 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 120 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 23 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 137 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 61 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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