SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sussex County Division of Health officials announced three new COVID-19 cases and no additional coronavirus related deaths on July 9.  The total number of cases in the county to 1267 with 194 deaths and 1065 recovered patients as of July 9.

NORWESCAP will be one of six designated emergency feeding organizations that will receiving a portion of $20 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES Act funding, according to Governor Murphy.  Half of the money will be distributed at the end of July and the other half by December.

State officials reported the Rt rate had gone down to 1.04, from 1.1 on Monday.  The declining Rt rate is one of three indicators state officials monitor.  New hospitalizations rose slightly to 963 but remained below 1000. New positive cases moved to 354, continuing the trend of fewer than 400 new cases for more than a week.

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 Frustration with the hours of waiting at Motor Vehicle Commission offices across the state, officials announce some deadlines would be extended and they will be open six days a week until the backlog is caught up.  They will be closed on Saturday, July 11.

The MVC will begin using a ticketing system, similar to the deli counter in a grocery store.  This will allow patrons to be scheduled for the day and allow patrons who cannot be accommodated for that day to leave to return another day.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 13,501 and 174,240 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.74%.  The dashboard 1,599,417 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 9.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 19,771 coronavirus patients and 1,748 deaths, adding just one death overnight.  Hudson County is reporting 19,037 positive tests and 1,298 deaths, reporting no additional deaths overnight. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,811 coronavirus related deaths, two more than yesterday and 18,928 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 9.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 3,112,252 confirmed cases and 133,228 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 4.28%. As of July 9, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,283.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  •              Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 241 with 111 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 7 with one death
  • Byram Township 58 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 85 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 21 with one death
  • Green Township 19 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 29 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 106 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 113 with 10 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 21 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 138 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 57 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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