SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Help comes in many forms for people affected by the coronavirus.  As the Sussex County Department of Health announces 20 additional coronavirus patients, Certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselors are now available to talk with county residents who “may be experiencing emotional or mental challenges related to COVID-19,” according to an announcement made by the Sussex County Department of Health.

The counselors are certified through the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Disaster and Terrorism Branch and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and the Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc.

Disaster Response Crisis Counselors can be accessed through the Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 hotline 973-579-9488.  The Department of Health and Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are available to answer questions related to the coronavirus through the hotline from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to the announcement.

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Sussex County’s additional coronavirus cases:

  • Hopatcong Borough, 35, male,
  • Sandyston Township, 60, female,
  • Newton Town, 58, female,
  • Newton Town, 90, male,
  • Sparta Township, 74, female,
  • Vernon Township, 40, male,
  • Andover Township, 78, female,
  • Sparta Township, 55, male,
  • Green Township, 46, female,
  • Vernon Township, 53, male,
  • Vernon Township, 51, male,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 59, female,
  • Hardyston Township, 62, male,
  • Byram Township, 41, male,
  • Newton Town, 48, female,
  • Vernon Township, 60, male,
  • Andover Township, 57, male,
  • Andover Township, 60, male,
  • Hampton Township, 68, female,
  • Hopatcong Borough, 64, male.

This brings the total number of coronavirus patients to 185 in the county.

The cases by town:

  • Andover Borough 1,
  • Andover Township 12,
  • Branchville Borough 2,
  • Byram Township 9,
  • Frankford Township 7,
  • Franklin Borough 7,
  • Fredon Township 3,
  • Green Township 3,
  • Hamburg Borough 3,
  • Hampton Township 4,
  • Hardyston Township 10,
  • Hopatcong Borough 20,
  • Lafayette Township 1,
  • Montague Township 1,
  • Newton Town 25,
  • Ogdensburg Borough 3,
  • Sandyston Township 2,
  • Sparta Township 30,
  • Stanhope Borough 5,
  • Sussex Borough 4,
  • Vernon Township 20,
  • Wantage Township 13.

 

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.  The FEMA testing center at the Bergen Community College campus requires a prescription to be tested.

The New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard reports as of April 1, there have been 25,590 positive tests, 33,520 negative tests and 537 deaths, related to coronavirus. Bergen County continues to have the most patients with 4,099 and 120 deaths, Essex County has 2,617 patients with 99 deaths.  

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, The United States currently has 245,213 confirmed cases with 9,090 recovered patients and 5,983 coronavirus deaths.  New York City has reported 1,562 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.


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