SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 141 new cases and no additional deaths on January 20.

As of January 20 there were 7,302 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 248 deaths and 4,250 recovered coronavirus patients. Seven prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt rate lowered slightly to 1.08 as of January 20. 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.

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State officials announced hospitalizations were 3,547 on Wednesday. Of those in the hospital 2,753 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 635 are in intensive care and 432 are on ventilators, 382 people have been discharged on January 20, “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an additional 4,414 new coronavirus cases and 122 COVID-19 deaths on January 20, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 18,543deaths and 576,720 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate continued to decline to 3.21% as of January 20. The dashboard said 8,887,397 New Jersey residents been tested as January 20.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,230 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 55,559 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 55,796 patients and 2,153 deaths. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 54,881 and fourth highest number of deaths, 1,618 from coronavirus.

The New Jersey Department of Health began publishing statistics on vaccines.  As of January20 there have been 421,297 total doses have been administered: 371,310 first doses and 49,759 second doses.  In Sussex County 6,954 doses have been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 24,313,076 confirmed cases and 403,482 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.65%. As of January 20, New York City continues to report the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 41,456 New York has also reported 117,052 recovered coronavirus patients.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 33
  • Andover Township 516 with 117 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 28 with one death
  • Byram Township 407 with seven deaths
  • Frankford Township 301 with 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 223 with two deaths
  • Fredon Township 155 with three deaths
  • Green Township 204 with five deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 203 with two deaths
  • Hampton Township 221 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 430 with eight deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 811 with nine deaths
  • Lafayette Township 93 with one death
  • Montague Township 126 with four deaths
  • Newton Town 475 with 17 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 124 with three deaths
  • Sandyston Township 73 with one death
  • Sparta Township 960 with 12 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 203 with one death
  • Stillwater Township 151 with two deaths
  • Sussex Borough 84 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,115 with 10 deaths
  • Wantage Township 500 with four deaths

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

Testing is available:

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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