SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported on April 12, there have been 210 new cases and no additional deaths in their first report since April 8.

As of April12, there have been a total of 13,161 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 289 deaths and 11,857 recovered coronavirus patients. Three prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county. 

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 0.94 as of April 12.  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 0.96. 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 2,261 on Monday. Of those in the hospital 1,665 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 448 are in intensive care and 241 are on ventilators, 233 people have been discharged on April 12, “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 1,276 new coronavirus cases and 26 COVID-19 deaths on April 12, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,323 deaths and 838,328 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.66% as of April 12. The dashboard said 12,578,312 New Jersey residents been tested for COVID-19 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 81,440 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 84,265 patients and second highest deaths with 2,470. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 81,008 and third highest number of deaths with 1,993 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 12 there have been 5,440,258 total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,461,239 first doses and 2,192,021 second doses.  In Sussex County 84,742 total doses have been administered as of April 12: 53,398 first doses and 34,197 second doses.

According to 41.5% of New Jersey residents and 37.7% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,222,346 cases and 562,275 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.80%. As of April 12. California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,465 COVID-19 deaths.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 53
  • Andover Township 740 with 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 65 with two death
  • Byram Township 751 with eight deaths
  • Frankford Township 548 with 33 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 466 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 268 with four deaths
  • Green Township 333 with four deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 325 with five deaths
  • Hampton Township 430 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 800 with 10 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 1,509 with 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township 165 with one death
  • Montague Township 258 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 767 with 22 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 267 with four deaths
  • Sandyston Township 137 with one death
  • Sparta Township 1,700 with 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 344 with two deaths
  • Stillwater Township 316 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 130 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,909 with 17 deaths
  • Wantage Township 879 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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