SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported there have been 90 cases and one additional death on April 8.

County officials confirmed a 59-year-old man from Vernon Township died of COVID-19 on Feb.4, 2021.

As of April 8, there were a total of 12,862 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 287 deaths and 11,422 recovered coronavirus patients. Five prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county. 

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 0.96 as of April 11.  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 COVIDActNow.org Sussex County’s Rt rate has lowered to 0.96. To determine the Rt COVIDActNow.org “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 2,296 on Sunday. Of those in the hospital 1,691are in for medical/surgical reasons, 455 are in intensive care and 249 are on ventilators, 326 people have been discharged on April 11, “deaths excluded.”

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

New Jersey had an additional 2,870 new coronavirus cases and 11 COVID-19 deaths on April 11, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,297 deaths and 837,052 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.66% as of April 11. The dashboard said 12,578,312 New Jersey residents been tested as of 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 81,261 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 84,060 patients and second highest deaths with 2,466. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 80,784 and third highest number of deaths with 1,989 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 8 there have been 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 as of April 10: 52,119 first doses and 33,322 second doses.

According to COVIDActNow.org 40.7% of New Jersey residents and 37.1% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,181,260 cases and 561,973 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.80%. As of April 11. California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,444 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 https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine.html
  • ShopRite  https://shoprite.reportsonline.com/shopritesched1/program/Imm/Patient/Advisory
  • 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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