Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sussex County today, Thursday March 26th, bringing the county total to 47 cases. According to a press release from the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services the new cases are as follows:
- Andover: 1 case involving a 33-year-old male.
- Fredon: 1 case involving a 22-year-old female.
- Hamburg: 1 case involving a 47-year-old female.
- Hardyston: 1 case involving a 35-year-old female.
- Hopatcong Borough: 3 cases involving a 41-year-old male, a 44-year-old male, and a 59-year-old male.
- Lafayette: 1 case involving a 57-year-old female.
- Newton: 2 cases involving a 31-year-old female and a 70-year-old male.
- Ogdensburg: 1 case involving a 58-year-old female.
- Sparta: 2 cases involving a 58-year-old female and a 62-year-old female.
- Wantage: 2 cases involving a 32-year-old female and a 41-year-old male.
The town-by-town breakdown of the 32 previously announced cases are as follows:
- Andover: 1 case involving a 25-year-old female.
- Branchville: 1 case involving a 22-year-old male.
- Byram: 1 case involving a 36-year-old male.
- Frankford: 5 cases involving a 34-year-old female, a 53-year-old male, a 55-year-old male, a 69-year-old female and a 78-year-old male.
- Hamburg: 1 case involving a 47-year-old male.
- Hampton: 2 cases involving a 33-year-old female and a 52-year-old male.
- Hardyston: 4 cases involving a 35-year-old male, a 52-year-old male, a 65-year-old female, and a 75-year-old male.
- Hopatcong Borough: 2 cases involving a 47-year-old male and a 63-year-old male.
- Newton: 2 cases involving a 68-year-old female and a 93-year-old female.
- Sandyston: 1 case involving a 64-year-old female.
- Sparta: 8 cases involving a 46-year-old female, a 47-year-old female, a 48-year-old female, a 60-year-old male, a 61-year-old male, a 72-year-old female, a 76-year-old female and an 82-year-old male.
- Stanhope: 1 case involving a 46-year-old male.
- Vernon: 2 cases involving a 53-year-old male and a 64-year-old female.
- Wantage: 1 case involving a 70-year-old male.
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.
All residents are encouraged to continue monitoring their health and exercise good hygiene habits. The SCDOH recommends taking the following actions to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like COVID-19:
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Practice social distancing to reduce the spread of germs.
- Families and individuals should create or update their family emergency plans.