SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health has announced eight additional coronavirus related deaths and 35 additional COVID-19 patients.  The total number of coronavirus patients is now 723.

Andover residents who have died from coronavirus include an 89-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man, a 70-yaer-old man, a 73-year-old man, a 62-year-old man and a 65-year-old man. A 94-year-old woman from Frankford has also died.

This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 64. 

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There is still no testing in Sussex County.

The New Jersey Department of Health said as of 10 p.m. on April 20 there are 7,594 hospitalized coronavirus patients. Of those, 1,930 are in intensive care and 1,501 ventilators being used. The report said 630 discharged patients.

The New Jersey State Police have reported arrests in Newark, Paterson, Dover and Lakewood for disobeying executive orders on distancing and non-essential businesses.

The Sussex County Division of Health did not release new patient information on April 21.

COVID-19 patients by town as of April 21:

  • Andover Borough 2,
  • Andover Township 134,
  • Branchville Borough 5,
  • Byram Township 28,
  • Frankford Township 35,
  • Franklin Borough 29,
  • Fredon Township 10,
  • Green Township 16,
  • Hamburg Borough 17,
  • Hampton Township 22,
  • Hardyston Township 33,
  • Hopatcong Borough 76,
  • Lafayette Township 8,
  • Montague Township 14,
  • Newton Town 62,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 10,
  • Sandyston Township 4,
  • Sparta Township 77,
  • Stanhope Borough 16,
  • Stillwater Township, 4,
  • Sussex Borough 4,
  • Vernon Township 82,
  • Wantage Township 35.

While there is still no testing in Sussex County, the drive through site at County College of Morris will be accommodating about 75 Sussex County residents each day, according to an announcement by the department of health. The testing is done by appointment and people seeking to be tested must have a prescription from a doctor or medical provider according to the announcement. The CCM testing site will be accommodating approximately 240 Morris County residents each day, in addition to Sussex County residents. 

“To be tested you must be in a vehicle, must have identification, must have an appointment and must have a prescription, preferably printed, from a medical provider,” the statement said.  Appointments are to be made on the Morris County website.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 21, there have been a total of 167,323 total tests reported; 92,387 positive tests, 92,439 negative tests and 4,753 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 13,356 and 835 deaths. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 11,636 patients with 525 deaths. Essex County has 11,128 patients with  and 849 deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 824,438 confirmed cases with 4,155,178 people tested and 45,039 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 14,887 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

Testing for coronavirus is still not available in Sussex County.  Anyone who is concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to contact their doctor. Testing can be provided at the Community College of Morris with an appointment and a prescription.  

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