SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The coronavirus claimed its first Sussex County victim on Friday.  According to an announcement from the Sussex County Department of Health, a 68-year-old Newton resident had been admitted to Newton Medical Center on March 25 and passed away on March 27.

As of March 28, Sussex County an additional 15 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 87:

  • Vernon Township, 84, female,
  • Sussex Borough, 27, female,
  • Sparta Township, 56, male,
  • Stanhope Borough, 52, female,
  • Vernon Township, 20, male,
  • Vernon Township, 44, female,
  • Sparta Township, 25, female,
  • Branchville Borough, 93, female,
  • Ogdensburg Borough, 42, female,
  • Sussex Borough, 26, male,
  • Hardyston Township, 23, female,
  • Sparta Township, 57, female,
  • Franklin Borough, 42, female,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 57, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 38, male.

According to the SCDOH the number of cases per town are:

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  • Andover Borough 1,
  • Andover Township 1,
  • Branchville Borough 2,
  • Byram Township 4,
  • Frankford Township 5,
  • Franklin Borough 4,
  • Fredon Township 2,
  • Green Township 1,
  • Hamburg Borough 2,
  • Hampton Township 2,
  • Hardyston Township 7,
  • Hopatcong Borough 8,
  • Lafayette Township 1,
  • Montague Township 1,
  • Newton Town 7,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 2,
  • Sandyston Township 1,
  • Sparta Township 16,
  • Stanhope Borough 3,
  • Vernon Township 8,
  • Wantage Township 7.

According to sources residents are still not able to get tested for COVID-19 in Sussex County.  Anyone concerned they have coronavirus should contact their primary health care provider.  

According to the New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard 11,124 residents have tested positive for coronavirus, 19,386 have tested negative and 140 have died, as of March 28, 2020.

Sussex County Division of Health asks anyone with questions about COVID-19 to call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 to reach the New Jersey Department of Health.  Questions can also be asked via text.  Text NJCOVID  to 898-211. You can sign up for alerts and ask questions.  The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 website is https://Sussex.nj.us/covid19

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