SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 24 new case and no additional deaths on October 29.

As of October 29, there were 1,870 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 197 deaths and 1,457 recovered coronavirus patients. Two prior cases have been reassigned out of the county.

Governor Murphy said the state is seeing a second wave of coronavirus as he and state officials rolled out their battle plan for mitigating the impact.  This plan includes stockpiling a three-month supply of personal protective equipment.  Testing capacity currently exceeds 33,000, more than the state goal.  An additional 2.6 million rapid-response antigen tests are going to hotspots as well as nursing homes and schools. An additional 100 contact tracers will begin working next week, joining the 2,100 already in the field.

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In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.25 as of October 29. 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 Thursday are 1,072 from 1,010 on Wednesday. Of those in the hospital 217 are in intensive care and 79 are on ventilators.

New Jersey had an additional 1,550 new coronavirus cases and eight COVID-19 deaths on October 29 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,539 deaths and 234,547 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 6.19% as of October 29. The dashboard said 4,572,531 New Jersey residents been tested as October 29.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 25,027 patients and 1,819 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 23,132 positive tests and 1,372 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,912 coronavirus related deaths and 24,709 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 8,943,590 confirmed cases and 228,636 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 2.55%. As of October 29, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,444 New York has also reported 79,501 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 4
  • Andover Township 254 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 13 with one death
  • Byram Township 102 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 93 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 55 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 35 with one death
  • Green Township 33 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 51 with one death
  • Hampton Township 46 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 87 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 191 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 21 with one death
  • Montague Township 40 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 156 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 31 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 15 with one death
  • Sparta Township 250 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 37 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 21 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 19 with one death
  • Vernon Township 227 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 89 with one death

COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities.  Check their websites for details.

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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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