SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 81 new cases and no additional deaths on December 4.

As of December 4 there were 3,297 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2,453 recovered coronavirus patients. Eight prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.04 as of December 5. 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.

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State officials announced hospitalizations on Saturday are 3,264 from 3,315 on Friday. Of those in the hospital 628 are in intensive care and 384 are on ventilators, 423 people have been discharged on December 5, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 5,324 new coronavirus cases and 51 COVID-19 deaths on December 5 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 15,470 deaths and 361,986 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.27% as of December 5 continues to decline. The dashboard said 6,280,783 New Jersey residents been tested as of December 5.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,026 coronavirus related deaths and the highest number of positive tests in the state with 37,736 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the second the highest number of positive tests in the state with 37,350 patients and 1,913 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 33,842 positive tests and 1,446 deaths. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 14,428,560 confirmed cases and 279,629 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.93%. As of December 5, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,830 New York has also reported 86,638 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 13
  • Andover Township 326 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 16 with one death
  • Byram Township 201 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 149 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 99 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 71 with one death
  • Green Township 74 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 84 with one death
  • Hampton Township 84 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 165 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 375 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 43 with one death
  • Montague Township 50 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 263 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 53 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 29 with one death
  • Sparta Township 449 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 72 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 47 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 34 with one death
  • Vernon Township 418 with seven deaths
  • Wantage Township 181 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:

COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available.

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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