Sussex County COVID-19 Case Total Soars to 301; Two More Deaths Reported

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The Sussex County Department of Health identified 30 new COVID-19 cases today, Monday April 6th, 31 cases on Sunday April 5th, and a revised total of 29 cases on Saturday April 4th bringing the county total to 301 cases with 11 deaths.

A 76-year-old Vernon man and a 56-year-old Byram woman are the latest COVID-19- related deaths in Sussex County.

As previously reported an 80-year-old Newton man, a 92-year-old Sparta man, a 77-year-old Hopatcong man, a 73-year-old Andover man, a 63-year old Vernon man, a 75-year-old Sparta man, a 68-year-old Newton woman, a 93-year-old Newton woman and a 96-year-old Newton woman all died from complications of COVID-19.

According to a press release from the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services the total number of cases in each municipality is as follows:

  • Andover Borough: 2 cases
  • Andover Township: 26 cases
  • Branchville Borough: 3 cases
  • Byram Township: 14 cases
  • Frankford Township: 12 cases
  • Franklin Borough: 8 cases
  • Fredon Township: 5 cases
  • Green Township: 4 cases
  • Hamburg Borough: 8 cases
  • Hampton Township: 7 cases
  • Hardyston Township: 14 cases
  • Hopatcong Borough: 38 cases
  • Lafayette Township: 2 case
  • Montague Township: 3 cases
  • Newton Town: 35 cases
  • Ogdensburg Borough: 4 cases
  • Sandyston Township: 2 cases
  • Sparta Township: 46 cases
  • Stanhope Borough: 8 cases
  • Sussex Borough: 5 cases
  • Vernon Township: 27 cases
  • Wantage Township: 18 cases

The SCDOH is currently working to identify individuals who came into contact with these residents. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidelines, is directed to self-quarantine and is being monitored by the SCDOH.

Also, Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCCs) are now available to speak to Sussex County residents who may be experiencing emotional or mental difficulties related to COVID-19. DRCCs are trained to provide disaster mental health services, including psychological first aid and crisis counseling.

A Disaster Response Crisis Counselor can be reached through the Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 973-579-9488. SCDOH staff and Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are also available to answer other questions related to COVID-19. The Hotline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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