SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –Sussex County Division of Health officials announced three additional cases and no additional deaths from COVID-19.  The total number of cases in the county to 1287 with 194 deaths and 1083 recovered patients as of July 16.

Governor Murphy announced a plan to close the “digital divide” to help student get access to the internet so they can have access to internet learning.  The plan is to elicit donations from companies and groups with funding under the CARES Act and government sources.  They expect to spend about $54 million of public funds for public schools and $6 million for private schools.

In his statement Murphy said many school districts are making plans for a hybrid system of both in-person and remote learning 

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On July 16 state officials announced the Rt rate is reported to be 1.0on July 14.  Hospitalizations stood at 862 on July 16.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard there are 13,691 deaths and 176,501 confirmed positive coronavirus cases.  The dashboard 1,759,904 New Jersey residents been tested as of July 16.

Bergen County continues to have the highest number of positive tests in the state with 19,950 coronavirus patients and 1,762 deaths. Hudson County is reporting 19,240 positive tests and 1,312 deaths. 

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 1,834 coronavirus related deaths and 19,119 positive test results.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the four counties with the fewest number of reported cases and coronavirus related deaths are Cape May County, Salem County, Hunterdon County and Sussex County, as of July 16.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 3,563,848 confirmed cases and 138,267 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 3.87%, down from 3.98% on Sunday. As of July 14, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 32,408.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 2
  • Andover Township 241 with 112 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 7 with one death
  • Byram Township 58 with three deaths
  • Frankford Township 87 with 23 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 47 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 20 with one death
  • Green Township 23 with one death
  • Hamburg Borough 32 with one death
  • Hampton Township 34 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 54 with three death
  • Hopatcong Borough 136 with eight deaths
  • Lafayette Township 14 with one death
  • Montague Township 32 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 108 with 12 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 17 with one death
  • Sandyston Township 8 with one death
  • Sparta Township 116 with 11 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 22 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 14 with one death
  • Sussex Borough 17 with one death
  • Vernon Township 138 with six deaths
  • Wantage Township 60 with one death

Testing is available in at CVS in Sparta.  

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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