SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 7 new cases and no additional death on September 22.

As of September 22 there were 1,530 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 1,272 recovered coronavirus patients. TWO positive test attributed to Sussex County have been reassigned to another location.

Five states were added to the list of travel quarantine recommendations.  The complete lists now include:

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Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose to 1.13 as of September 22. 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 417 from 349 on Monday.

New Jersey had an additional 426 new coronavirus cases and seven additional COVID-19 deaths on September 22 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there were 14,285 deaths and 200,580 confirmed positive coronavirus cases with a mortality rate of 7.12% as of September 22. The dashboard said 3,397,649 New Jersey residents been tested as September 22.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 22,251 patients and 1,801 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 20,540 positive tests and 1,353 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,897 coronavirus related deaths and 20,874 positive test results. 

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 6,882,969 confirmed cases and 200,477 coronavirus deaths, 787 more than yesterday, with a mortality rate of 2.91%. As of September 22, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 33,090, five more than yesterday. New York has also reported 76,218 recovered coronavirus patients.

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 82 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 89 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 50 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 24 with one death
  • Green Township 30 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 45 with one death
  • Hampton Township 41 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 63 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 159 with seven deaths
  • Lafayette Township 18 with one death
  • Montague Township 36 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 127 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 21 with two deaths
  • Sandyston Township 11 with one death
  • Sparta Township 170 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 32 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 13 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 18 with one death
  • Vernon Township 167 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 73 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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