SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Department of Health has announced seven additional coronavirus related deaths and 21 additional COVID-19 patients. The total number of coronavirus patients is now 818 on April 25.
This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 91.
There is still no testing in Sussex County.
The Sussex County Division of Health did not release new patient information on April 25.
COVID-19 patients by town as of April 25:
- Andover Borough 2,
- Andover Township 160,
- Branchville Borough 5,
- Byram Township 31,
- Frankford Township 44,
- Franklin Borough 33,
- Fredon Township 12,
- Green Township 9,
- Hamburg Borough 18,
- Hampton Township 23,
- Hardyston Township 41,
- Hopatcong Borough 84,
- Lafayette Township 9,
- Montague Township 16,
- Newton Town 70,
- Ogdensburg Borough 16,
- Sandyston Township 4,
- Sparta Township 86,
- Stanhope Borough 17,
- Stillwater Township, 5,
- Sussex Borough 5,
- Vernon Township 91,
- Wantage Township 38.
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.
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 New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 23, there have been a total of 191,813 total tests reported; 105,523 positive tests, 108,163 negative tests and 5,863 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 14,738 and 954 deaths. Hudson County has the second highest count of residents with positive test results; 13,367 patients with 655 deaths. Essex County has 12,520 patients with and 1019 deaths.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 890,524 confirmed cases with 4,692,797 people tested and 51,017 coronavirus deaths. New York City has reported 16,646 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.