SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials announced two additional cases and no additional deaths from COVID-19.  The total number of cases in the county to 1277 with 194 deaths and 1077 recovered patients as of July 14.

Governor Murphy announced Delaware was dropped from the list of states from which travelers are being asked to quarantine but he added four more states, Minnesota, New Mexica, Ohio and Wisconsin.  They were added to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Texas.

Murphy said he will not be fining people who do not quarantine, unlike New York’s Governor Cuomo. 

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Coronavirus related hospitalization stands at 888 according to state officials, with 149 in intensive care and 79 on ventilators.  The last reported Rt rate was 0.91 as of July 11. 

The Borgata casino has announced they will reopen on Sunday, July 26, joining other casinos that have already opened.  Borgata canceled plans to reopen in July when Murphy announced indoor dining was canceled.

The Borgata will be offering “new outdoor dining experience” as well as takeout, casino representatives said.

On July 12 state officials announced the Rt rate declined at 0.91.  Hospitalizations stood at 892 on July 13.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 13,635 deaths and 175,915 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.  The dashboard 1,721,231 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 14.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 19,907 coronavirus patients and 1,760 deaths, adding just two deaths overnight.  Hudson County is reporting 19,193 positive tests and 1,308 deaths, reporting two additional deaths overnight. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,829 coronavirus related deaths and 19,058 positive test results.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the four counties with the fewest number of reported cases and coronavirus related deaths are Cape May County, Salem County, Hunterdon County and Sussex County, as of July 14.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 3,426,053 confirmed cases and 136,458 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.98%, down from 4.04% on Sunday. As of July 14, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,408.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 241 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 7 with one death
  • Byram Township 58 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 87 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 22 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 30 with one death
  • Hampton Township 34 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 54 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 134 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 13 with one death
  • Montague Township 32 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 107 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 115 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 22 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 16 with one death
  • Vernon Township 138 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 59 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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