deaths on March 5.

As of March 5 there were 9,840 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 274 deaths and 8,818 recovered coronavirus patients. Four prior reported positive case has been reassigned out of the county. 

The next report from the county will be on Monday, March 8.

In New Jersey the Rt rate rose slightly to 1.06 as of March 6.  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 1,862 on Saturday. Of those in the hospital 1,364 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 382 are in intensive care and 233 are on ventilators, 247 people have been discharged on March 6 “deaths excluded.”

New Jersey had an adding 2,984 new coronavirus cases and 36 COVID-19 deaths on March 6, according to the state department of health.

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 21,160 deaths and 718,873 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.94% as of March 6. The dashboard said 10,902,830 New Jersey residents been tested as March 5.

Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,427 coronavirus related deaths and the third highest number of positive tests in the state with 69,008 positive test results. 

Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 70,891 patients and second highest deaths with 2,354. Middlesex County has the second highest number of cases 69,151 and third highest number of deaths, 1,890 from coronavirus.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of March 6 there have been 2,405,816 total vaccine doses have been administered: 1,590,174 first doses and 815,46 second doses.  In Sussex County 37,335 doses have been administered as of March 6.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 28,939,986 cases and 524,085 coronavirus deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.81%. As of March 6 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 53,999 COVID-19 deaths.

Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:

  • Andover Borough 44
  • Andover Township 607 with 124 deaths
  • Branchville Borough 40 with two death
  • Byram Township 600with eight deaths
  • Frankford Township 388 with 29 deaths
  • Franklin Borough 330 with three deaths
  • Fredon Township 207 with four deaths
  • Green Township 262 with four deaths
  • Hamburg Borough 244 with four deaths
  • Hampton Township 301 with three deaths
  • Hardyston Township 573 with nine deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough 1,141 with 13 deaths
  • Lafayette Township 120 with one death
  • Montague Township 160 with three deaths
  • Newton Town 572 with 17 deaths
  • Ogdensburg Borough 167 with four deaths
  • Sandyston Township 93 with one death
  • Sparta Township 1,286 with 17 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough 277 with two death
  • Stillwater Township 218 with three deaths
  • Sussex Borough 97 with one death
  • Vernon Township 1,470 with 14 deaths
  • Wantage Township 634 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:

Vaccination Locations

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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