There are Now 339 Coronavirus Cases in Sussex County; 16 Deaths Total

Graphic: Sarah the Web Girl

Graphic: Sarah the Web Girl

The Sussex County Department of Health identified 38 new COVID-19 cases today, Tuesday April 7th bringing the county total to 339 cases with 16 deaths. According to a press release from the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services the five new COVID-19 related deaths include a 68 year-old Hampton woman, a 90 year-old Newton woman, a 94 year-old Newton woman, a 78 year-old Andover man, and an 86 year-old Andover man.

The 11 previously announced deaths include:

  • 56-year-old Byram woman
  • 63-year old Vernon man
  • 68-year-old Newton woman
  • 73-year-old Andover man
  • 75-year-old Sparta man
  • 76-year-old Vernon man
  • 77-year-old Hopatcong man
  • 80-year-old Newton man
  • 92-year-old Sparta man
  • 93-year-old Newton woman
  • 96-year-old Newton woman

The total number of cases in each municipality is as follows:

  • Andover Borough: 2 cases
  • Andover Township: 49 cases
  • Branchville Borough: 3 cases
  • Byram Township: 15 cases
  • Frankford Township: 13 cases
  • Franklin Borough: 12 cases
  • Fredon Township: 7 cases
  • Green Township: 4 cases
  • Hamburg Borough: 9 cases
  • Hampton Township: 8 cases
  • Hardyston Township: 14 cases
  • Hopatcong Borough: 40 cases
  • Lafayette Township: 3 cases
  • Montague Township: 4 cases
  • Newton Town: 37 cases
  • Ogdensburg Borough: 6 cases
  • Sandyston Township: 2 cases
  • Sparta Township: 49 cases
  • Stanhope Borough: 9 cases
  • Stillwater Township: 0 cases
  • Sussex Borough: 5 cases
  • Vernon Township: 29 cases
  • Walpack Township: 0 cases
  • Wantage Township: 19 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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