SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 18 new cases and no additional death on October 2. No additional data will be reported until Monday, October 5.

As of October 2, there were 1629 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,309 recovered coronavirus patients. Two prior positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.

News of President Trump having tested positive has a New Jersey link in that he had been in Bedminster on Thursday at a fundraiser with several hundred people.  Contact tracers have begun to work to determine if anyone could have contracted the coronavirus at the event.  Governor Murphy asked everyone who attended to self-quarantine and be tested.

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Ocean County, especially Lakewood, continue to report high numbers of positive tests with 190 new cases on Friday.  Contact tracing and testing continues with a testing center to be opening at the FirstEnergy Park, on Monday.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly 1.19 as of October 2. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.

State officials announced hospitalizations on Friday are 528 from 523 on Thursday.

New Jersey had an additional 740 new coronavirus cases and four additional COVID-19 deaths on October 2 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,344 deaths and 206,629 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.94% as of October 2. The dashboard said 3,672,127 New Jersey residents been tested as October 2.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,633 patients and 1,804 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,804 positive tests and 1,358 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,899 coronavirus related deaths and 21,201 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 7,312,444 confirmed cases and 208,403 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.84%. As of October 2, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,176 New York has also reported 76,834 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 250 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 12 with one death
  • Byram Township 87 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 88 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 51 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 27 with one death
  • Green Township 30 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 46 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 68 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 166 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 38 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 136 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 215 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 15 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 180 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 78 with one death

COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities.  Check their websites for details.

Testing is available in at:

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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