SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials said there were 2 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on July 28.  

As of July 28 there were 1,332 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 195 deaths and 1,121 recovered coronavirus patients.

State officials have announced coronavirus hospitalizations moved to 718.  The Rt rate moved to 1.14 as of July 28.

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New Jersey added more states to the traveler quarantine list: Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have been added to Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. 

Farleigh Dickenson University reported the results of a telephone survey of 800 people.  They said only 29% wanted to return to normal.  They said demographic groups including race, gender, age and income reflect the same results.  The only group that differed were those who identified as Republican.  Republicans favor a return to normal by 53% to 44%.

The Fairleigh Dickenson survey showed across the board support for wearing masks by 77% with 60% of Republicans agreeing.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there were 13,905 deaths and 180,295 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.71%.  The dashboard said 1,983,841 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 27.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,341 coronavirus patients adding one since yesterday and 1,783 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,399 positive tests and 1,330 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,856 coronavirus related deaths and 19,376 positive test results.  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 4,349,313 confirmed cases and 149,235 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.43%, up from 3.45% on Monday. As of July 28, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,653.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 242 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 69 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 86 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 27 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 31 with one death
  • Hampton Township 36 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 55 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 141 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 13 with one death
  • Montague Township 33 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 113 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 125 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 24 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 142 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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