SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 28 new cases and no additional deaths on November 24.

As of November 24 there were 2,681 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2,079 recovered coronavirus patients. Two prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.27 as of November 24. 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 Tuesday are 2,785 from 2,693 on Monday. Of those in the hospital 522 are in intensive care and 265 are on ventilators, 231 people have been discharged on November 24, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 4,275 new coronavirus cases and 47 COVID-19 deaths on November 24 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 15,007 deaths and 313,863 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate of 4.78% as of November 24 continues to decline. The dashboard said 5,725,579 New Jersey residents been tested as of November 24 representing a 5.48% positivity rate.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,980 coronavirus related deaths and the highest number of positive tests in the state with 33,473 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the second the highest number of positive tests in the state with 32,581 patients and 1,862 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 29,637 positive tests and 1,402 deaths. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 12,501,643 confirmed cases and 258,665 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.06%. As of November 24, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 34,341 New York has also reported 83,307 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths: (November 20 data was not provided)

  • Andover Borough 9
  • Andover Township 292 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 15 with one death
  • Byram Township 157 with four deaths
  • Frankford Township 121 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 86 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 55 with one death
  • Green Township 63 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 72 with one death
  • Hampton Township 70 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 120 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 281with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 39 with one death
  • Montague Township 47 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 228 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 45 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 26 with one death
  • Sparta Township 368 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 56 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 39 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 27 with one death
  • Vernon Township 335 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 130 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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