SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ -The number of county residents having tested positive for the coronavirus approaches 100, Sussex County Department of Health announced today two county residents, both COVID-19 patients, have died.  Both are women who resided in Newton, one age 96 and the other age 93.

As of March 29, there are 98 COVID-19 patients from Sussex County with 11 new cases announced on Sunday.

The new cases are:

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  • Sparta Township, 51, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 39, female,
  • Wantage Township, 72 male,
  • Andover Township, 67, female,
  • Ogdensburg Borough, 64 female,
  • Sparta Township, 81, male,
  • Vernon Township, 46 male,
  • Vernon Township, 49, male,
  • Stanhope Borough, 66, female,
  • Vernon Township, 63 male,
  • Newton Town, 96, female

An announcement from Town of Newton officials said, “Our condolences go out to their families and loved ones,” as there are now eight Newton residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Sussex County Office of Emergency Management and Sussex County Department of Health asked for donations of person protective equipment or PPE to help supply healthcare workers and first responders in the county. 

Officials are asking any nonessential businesses or personnel willing to donate PPE to drop them off at the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control at 150 Morris Turnpike in Newton Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The PPE requested includes

  • Nitrile Gloves,
  • Coveralls/Tyvek Suits/Medical Gowns,
  • Face Shields/goggles,
  • Procedure masks,
  • P100 Masks/Air Purifying Respirators

According to the announcement employees and volunteers who are working at the donation site will be practicing social distancing and maintaining a space of six feet or more.  Donors are asked to do the same.  For additional information on PPE donations call 973-579-0380 extension 2200.

Sparta Township has the largest number of reported COVID-19 patients with 18. There are still no coronavirus testing locations in Sussex County.  Anyone concerned they have contracted the coronavirus is asked to call their primary health care provider. 

The totals are:

  • Andover Borough 1,
  • Andover Township 2,
  • 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 9,
  • Lafayette Township 1,
  • Montague Township 1,
  • Newton Town 8,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 3,
  • Sandyston Township 1,
  • Sparta Township 18,
  • Stanhope Borough 4
  • Sussex Borough 2,
  • Vernon Township 11,
  • Wantage Township 8

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of March 29 there have been 13,386 positive tests, 22,216 negative tests and 161 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 2,169.  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 140,886 confirmed cases with 2,665 recovered patients and 2,467 coronavirus deaths.  

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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