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Sussex County reports 158 new COVID-19 cases; 2 additional deaths

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Friday, Jan. 15 are reporting 158 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 6,993* and total deaths is at 240:

  • Andover Borough-28 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-486 and 117 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-28 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-385 and 7 deaths
  • Frankford Township-294 and 28 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-211 and 2 deaths
  • Fredon Township-144 and 3 deaths
  • Green Township-194 and 4 deaths 
  • Hamburg Borough-192 and 2 death
  • Hampton Township-200 and 3 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-395 and 8 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-753 and 9 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-83 and 1 death
  • Montague Township-117 and 4 deaths
  • Newton-449 and 18 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-117 and 3 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-68 and 1 death
  • Sparta Township-922 and 13 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-198 and 1 death
  • Stillwater Township-136 and 1 death
  • Sussex Borough- 79 and 1 death
  • Vernon Township-1,043 and 10 deaths
  • Walpack Township-0 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-471 and 4 deaths

*(5 prior reported positive cases have been re-assigned out of County)

For a report of the Sussex County Long Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Cases from 01/01/2020 – 1/14/2021, click here.

According to health officials, of the 6,993 cases, 4,138 cases have been classified as recovered.

The names, addresses, medical history and other personal identifying information of these residents will not be released or shared with the community, officials said.

The Sussex County Division of Health is the lead agency for investigation of confirmed cases of COVID- 19, which includes contact tracing. During case investigation, the SCDOH determines which persons are close contacts, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Health, and makes the appropriate recommendations to those individuals.

If anyone has questions about COVID-19, you can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 for information from the New Jersey Department of Health, or text NJCO to 898-211.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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