SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported one new case and no additional deaths on October 14. 

As of October 14, there were 1703 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,373 recovered coronavirus patients. Three cases have been reassigned out of the county.

A seventh New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has to close temporarily because of an employee testing positive for the coronavirus.  The MVC in Runnymede will be closed until October 26, joining MVC offices in Springfield and Delanco that closed on Tuesday for the same reason. 

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In New Jersey the Rt rate held steady at 1.15 as of October 14. 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 announced hospitalizations on Wednesday are 699 from 649 on Tuesday.

New Jersey had an additional 953 new coronavirus cases and eight additional COVID-19 death on October 14 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,402 deaths and 216,023 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.69% as of October 13. The dashboard said 4,036,867 New Jersey residents been tested as October 14.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 23,391 patients and 1,808 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 21,347 positive tests and 1,361 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,904 coronavirus related deaths and 22,020 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 7,891,674 confirmed cases and 216,406 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.74%. As of October 14, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,316 New York has also reported 77,755 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 253 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 12 with one death
  • Byram Township 93 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 90 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 51 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 29 with one death
  • Green Township 31 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 48 with one death
  • Hampton Township 42 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 74 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 167 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 19 with one death
  • Montague Township 40 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 145 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 22 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 225 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 33 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 18 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 197 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 83 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:

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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