SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sussex County Division of Health officials announced four new COVID-19 cases and no additional coronavirus related deaths on July 7.  The total number of cases in the county to 1260 with 192 deaths and 1055 recovered patients as of July 6.

Governor Murphy and other state officials will only be holding press briefings regarding COVID-19 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

New Jersey officials expanded the list of states travelers are being asked to self-quarantine to 19 states.  The list now includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Texas.

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Murphy tweeted his disagreements over the United State’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency barring foreign students here on educational visas from colleges that plan to only hold classes online in the fall, saying it was “shortsighted.”

Officials reported the Rt rate remained above 1 on Tuesday while hospitalizations and daily positive test results continue to decline.

State Motor Vehicle Commission offices reopened for limited operations.  Large crowds were reported, with long lines and several hour waiting times. 

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 13,425 and 173,878 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The dashboard 1,560,133 New Jersey residents have been tested as of July 7.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 19,676 coronavirus patients and 1,748 deaths, adding just one death overnight.  Hudson County is reporting 19,016 positive tests and 1,293 deaths, reporting no additional deaths overnight. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,801 coronavirus related deaths, two more than yesterday and 18,918 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 7.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 2,994,776 confirmed cases and 131,626 coronavirus deaths. As of July 7, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,243.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:        

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 241 with 110 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 7 with one death
  • Byram Township 57 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 85 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 46 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 21 with one death
  • Green Township 19 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 29 with one death
  • Hampton Township 34 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 54 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 133 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 13 with one death
  • Montague Township 30 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 105 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 112 with 10 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 21 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 139 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 56 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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