SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported four new cases and no additional death as of September 18. No additional information will be released until Monday, September 21.

As of September18 there were 1,497 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,272 recovered coronavirus patients. ONE positive test attributed to Sussex County have been reassigned to another location.

The Sussex County Department of Health reported positive cases of COVID-19 by age groups:

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  • 0.3% ages 0 to 4
  • 0.6% ages 5 to 9
  • 1% ages 10 to 14
  • 4% ages 15 to 19
  • 5% ages 20 to 24
  • 12% ages 25 to 34
  • 10.5% ages 35 to 44
  • 17% ages 45 to 54
  • 11% ages 55 to 59
  • 11.5% ages 60 to 64
  • 13% ages 65 to 74
  • 9% ages 75 to 84
  • 5.6% ages 85 and over

Of the positive tests 772 or 52% are female and 725 or 48% are male.

Sussex County Health Department reported COVID-19 related deaths by age groups:

  • 0 ages 0 to 24
  • 0.5% ages 25 to 34
  • 0.5% ages 35 to 44
  • 2% ages 45 to 54
  • 6% ages 55 to 59
  • 12% ages 60 to 64
  • 25% ages 65 to 74
  • 32% ages 75 to 84
  • 22% ages 85 and older

Of the 198 COVID-19 related deaths, 105 or 53% were male, 93 or 47% were female.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose to 1.1 as of September 19. 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 Saturday are 412, from 413 on Friday.

New Jersey had an additional 489 new coronavirus cases and three additional COVID-19 deaths on September 19 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,273 deaths and 199,309 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.16% as of September 19. The dashboard said 3,291,916 New Jersey residents been tested as September 18.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,145 patients and 1,801 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,468 positive tests and 1,353 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,896 coronavirus related deaths and 20,803 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 6,740,400 confirmed cases and 198,841 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 2.94%. As of September 19, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,0.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 250 with 115 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 9 with one death
  • Byram Township 78 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 89 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 49 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 24 with one death
  • Green Township 32 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 42 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 62 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 157 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 17 with one death
  • Montague Township 36 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 126 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 156 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 161 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 71 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:

 CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.  

Enzo in Oak Ridge  

Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin 

 

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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