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 1.01 as of April 9. 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 1.02. 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 2,358 on Friday. Of those in the hospital 1,751 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 460 are in intensive care and 266 are on ventilators, 324 people have been discharged on April 9, “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 adding 3,465 new coronavirus cases and 43 COVID-19 deaths on April 9 according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,253 deaths and 831,260 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.67% as of April 9. The dashboard said 12,518,703 New Jersey residents been tested as April 8.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,528 coronavirus related deaths and the third 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 83,471 patients and second highest deaths with 2,464. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 80,250 and third highest number of deaths with 1,983 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 9 there have been 5,141,870 total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,275,611 first doses and 2,030,971 second doses. In Sussex County 50,723 first doses and 32,402 second doses have been administered as of April 9
According to COVIDActNow.org 38.9% of New Jersey residents and 35.5% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,067,338 cases and 560,946 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.80%. As of April 9. California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,219 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 53
- Andover Township 732 with 126 deaths
- Branchville Borough 61 with two death
- Byram Township 747 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 534 with 3 deaths
- Franklin Borough 460 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 265 with four deaths
- Green Township 329 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 324 with four deaths
- Hampton Township 417 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 780 with 10 deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,498 with 16 deaths
- Lafayette Township 161 with one death
- Montague Township 250 with three deaths
- Newton Town 758 with 22 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 266 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 136 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,667 with 18 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 342 with two deaths
- Stillwater Township 310 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 130 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,888 with 17 deaths
- Wantage Township 846 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:
- Atlantic Health Testing Locations 973-829-7940 Sparta Health and Wellness
- Zufall Health testing in Sparta, Newton and Augusta on alternating Thursdays by appointment
- CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.
- Enzo in Oak Ridge
- Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin
- URGIMED Urgent Care - Randolph, NJ 973-891-1321
- PM Pediatrics - Pompton Plains, NJ 973-616-5437
- Medemerge - Green Brook, NJ 732-968-8900
- Atlantic Health
- 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.