SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported nine new case and no additional deaths on October 27.

As of October 27, there were 1,829 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,448 recovered coronavirus patients. Five cases have been reassigned out of the county.

Several cities have had to take extraordinary actions due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases.  After three employees tested positive for COVID-19, the state capital shut down until Tuesday for the building to be sanitized.  Hoboken is requiring bars and restaurants to close by midnight beginning Thursday, as well as a threat to impose fines for people having house parties that exceed indoor capacity limits. 

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Newark has imposed a curfew of 8 p.m. on all non-essential businesses following a surge in cases. Supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations are exempt from this.  Restaurants and bars have to close indoor service by 8 p.m. and outdoor service by 11 p.m. All recreation centers are also closed except for those providing services for essential employees.

In New Jersey the Rt rate raised slightly to 1.26 as of October 27. 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 Tuesday are 957 from 948 on Monday. Of those in the hospital 182 are in intensive care and 68 are on ventilators.

New Jersey had an additional 1,647 new coronavirus cases and 14 COVID-19 deaths on October 26 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,517 deaths and 231,331 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.27% as of October 27. The dashboard said 4,484,813 New Jersey residents been tested as October 27.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 24,795 patients and 1,815 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 22,837 positive tests and 1,371 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,912 coronavirus related deaths and 24,177 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 8,755,581 confirmed cases and 226,383 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.58%. As of October 27, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,433 New York has also reported 79,162 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 254 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 12 with one death
  • Byram Township 100 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 92 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 53 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 34 with one death
  • Green Township 32 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 50 with one death
  • Hampton Township 44 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 81 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 189 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 20 with one death
  • Montague Township 40 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 155 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 31 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 13 with one death
  • Sparta Township 247 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 34 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 21 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 221 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 86 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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