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Sussex County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases; no additional deaths

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Friday, May 7 are reporting 27 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 14,256* and total deaths is at 298:

  • Andover Borough-55 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-765 and 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-69 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-794  and 9 deaths
  • Frankford Township-577 and 34 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-518 and 2 deaths
  • Fredon Township-285 and 4 deaths
  • Green Township-345 and 4 deaths
  • Hamburg Borough-358 and 5 deaths
  • Hampton Township-480 and 3 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-865 and 12 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-1,588 and 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-184 and 1 death
  • Montague Township-298 and 3 deaths
  • Newton-821 and 22 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-285 and 5 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-169 and 1 death
  • Sparta Township-1,879 and 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-371 and 2 death
  • Stillwater Township-342 and 2 deaths
  • Sussex Borough-150 and 1 death
  • Vernon Township-2,095 and 19 deaths
  • Walpack Township-0 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-963 and 9 deaths

*(Six prior reported positive case has been re-assigned out of County)

For a report of the Sussex County Long Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Cases from 01/01/2020 – 5/6/2021, click here.

According to health officials, of the 14,256 cases 13,224 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.

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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