SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 52 cases and no additional deaths on March 4.
As of March 4 there were 9,769 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 274 deaths and 8,750 recovered coronavirus patients. No prior reported positive case has been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly to 1.01 as of March 4. 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.
State officials announced hospitalizations were 1,900 on Thursday. Of those in the hospital 1,377 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 376 are in intensive care and 214 are on ventilators, 256 people have been discharged on March 4 “deaths excluded.”
New Jersey had an adding 2,605 new coronavirus cases and 104 COVID-19 deaths on March 4, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 21,094 deaths and 712,585 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.96% as of March 4. The dashboard said 10,806,397 New Jersey residents been tested as March 4.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,420 coronavirus related deaths and the third highest number of positive tests in the state with 68,424 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 70,177 patients and second highest deaths with 2,345. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 68,573 and third highest number of deaths, 1,886 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of March there have been 2,257,726 total vaccine doses have been administered: 1,497,039 first doses and 759,638 second doses. In Sussex County 35,425 doses have been administered as of March 4
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 28,808,978 cases and 519,86 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.80%. As of March 4 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 53,202 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 42
- Andover Township 605 with 124 deaths
- Branchville Borough 40 with two death
- Byram Township 595 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 383 with 29 deaths
- Franklin Borough 329 with three deaths
- Fredon Township 207 with four deaths
- Green Township 259 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 243 with four deaths
- Hampton Township 299 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 567 with nine deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,133 with 13 deaths
- Lafayette Township 120 with one death
- Montague Township 167 with three deaths
- Newton Town 571 with 17 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 168 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 93 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,297 with 17 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 276 with two death
- Stillwater Township 216 with three deaths
- Sussex Borough 96 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,453with 14 deaths
- Wantage Township 628 with six 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 Sussex County Locations 973-383-9898 Sparta Urgent Care and Newton Urgent Care
- Zufall Health testing in Sparta, Newton and Augusta on alternating Thursdays by appointment
- CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.
- Enzo in Oak Ridge https://www.enzoclinicallabs.com/
- Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin http://www.skylandsurgentcare.com/
- 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
- ShopRite Pharmacies
- Sussex County Fairground – 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.