SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials will not be making any announcement until Monday.

As of July 31 there were 1,340 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 195 deaths and 1,134 recovered coronavirus patients.

On Tuesday the Assembly Health Committee will be holding hearings on the public health aspect of opening schools.  The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold hearing on Thursday on bills related to the oversight of long-term care facilities and nursing homes. 

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Some key data points rose while others continued in a downward trend. 

The Rt rate moved up to 1.49 as of August 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 have announced did not release coronavirus hospitalizations data on Saturday.  Hospitalizations moved lower to 491 on Saturday from 697 on Friday. 

State officials reported 321 new COVID-19 cases and just six new deaths on August 2 down from 393 new cases and 11 deaths reported on August 1.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard three counties with the highest number of cases have had no deaths reported August 2.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 13,961 deaths and 182,350 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.65% as of August 2.  The dashboard said 2,145,878 New Jersey residents been tested as of August 2.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 20,521 coronavirus patients and 1,785 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,511 positive tests and 1,332 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,859 coronavirus related deaths and 19,526 positive test results.  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 4,665,002 confirmed cases and 154,834 coronavirus deaths, 483 added since Saturday, with a mortality rate of 3.31%, down from 3.34% on Saturday. As of August 2, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,710.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 242 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 69 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 86 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 28 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 31 with one death
  • Hampton Township 36 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 57 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 142 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 33 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 111 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 126 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 25 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 143 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 63 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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