SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported there have been 93 cases and one additional death on April 9. The next report from the county will be April 12.

County officials confirmed an 81-year-old Newton man died on April 9, 2021from COVID-19.

As of April 9, there were a total of 12,954 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 288 deaths and 11,662 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county. 

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 0.98 as of April 10.  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.

According to Sussex County’s Rt rate has lowered to 0.99. To determine the Rt “combines trends in daily new cases from approximately the last 14 days, with estimates for other variables, such as how many days on average occur between infection and transmission.”  They said they use new positive cases from the New York Times.

State officials announced hospitalizations were 2,344 on Saturday. Of those in the hospital 1,718 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 464 are in intensive care and 265 are on ventilators, 301 people have been discharged on April 10, “deaths excluded.”

According to Sussex County ICUs are at 50% capacity and “can likely handle a new wave of COVID.”

New Jersey had an additional 2,922 new coronavirus cases and 33 COVID-19 deaths on April 10 according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,286 deaths and 834,182 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.67% as of April 10. The dashboard said 12,578,312 New Jersey residents been tested as April 10.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,528 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 80,639 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 83,774 patients and second highest deaths with 2,464. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 80,546 and third highest number of deaths with 1,987 from coronavirus

According to the New Jersey Department of Health Sussex County has 11 cases of the most prevalent variant B.1.1.7.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of April 10 5,288,261total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,361,322 first doses and 2,110,278 second doses.  In Sussex County 82,855 total doses have been administered: 52,119 first doses and 33,322 second doses.

According to 39.8% of New Jersey residents and 36.1% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,085,251cases and 561,074 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.80%. As of April 10. California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,286 COVID-19 deaths.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 52
  • Andover Township 726 with 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 59 with two death
  • Byram Township 743 with eight deaths
  • Frankford Township 530 with 3 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 456 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 264with four deaths
  • Green Township 328 with four deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 321 with four deaths
  • Hampton Township 412 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 775 with 10 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 1,493 with 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township 161 with one death
  • Montague Township 250 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 752 with 21 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 264 with four deaths
  • Sandyston Township 135 with one death
  • Sparta Township 1,654 with 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 340 with two deaths
  • Stillwater Township 309 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 128 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,871 with 17 deaths
  • Wantage Township 837 with seven deaths

COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details. 

Testing is available:

Vaccination Locations

  • Atlantic Health
  • ShopRite
  • Sussex County Fairground– Sussex County residents can preregister for an appointment. When an appointment is available they will receive an email to schedule their appointment. Senior citizens without access to a computer can call 973-579-0555 for assistance in making an appointment. Anyone seeking a vaccination at the Sussex County fairgrounds will now need to prove they reside within the county.
  • Selected Walmart and Sam's Club locations in New Jersey

COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available.

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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