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Sussex County reports 28 new COVID-19 cases; 2 additional deaths

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials are reporting 28 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths.

Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo said Friday she is saddened to announce two additional COVID-19- related deaths in Sussex County, a 92-year-old man from Sparta Township, and a 80-year-old man from Newton.

The Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) has been working with those individuals who came into contact with these patients. Those identified as close contacts are in their homes under self-quarantine and being monitored by the SCDOH staff.

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Sussex County Division of Health said they extend their condolences to both patients’ family and friends during this difficult time. The SCDOH is taking all possible steps to ensure the health and safety of our community, and asks for the public’s cooperation in following all recommendations put forth by county, state, and federal agencies.

A 68-year-old woman, a 93-year-old woman, a 96-year-old woman all from Newton, a 63-year-old man from Vernon Township, and a 75-year-old man from Sparta Township, a 77-year-old man from Hopatcong Borough, and a 73-year-old man from Andover Township all have died from COVID-19, officials said.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County is at 213: Andover Borough (1), Andover Township (15), Branchville Borough (3), Byram Township (10), Frankford Township (8), Franklin Borough (7), Fredon Township (4), Green Township (3), Hamburg Borough (3), Hampton Township (6), Hardyston Township (11), Hopatcong Borough (23), Lafayette Township (1), Montague Township (1), Newton Town (27), Ogdensburg Borough (3), Sandyston Township (2), Sparta Township (35), Stanhope Borough (6), Stillwater Township (0), Sussex Borough (4), Vernon Township (24), Walpack Township (0), and Wantage Township (16).

  1. 53yro Male Vernon Township
  2. 60yro Male Sparta Township
  3. 34yro Female Frankford Township
  4. 65yro Female Hardyston Township
  5. 76yro Female Sparta Township
  6. 52yro Male Hampton Township
  7. 82yro Male Sparta Township
  8. 25yro Female Andover Township
  9. 63yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  10. 93yro Female Newton
  11. 36yro Male Byram Township
  12. 78yro Male Frankford Township
  13. 61yro Male Sparta Township
  14. 47yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  15. 47yro Female Sparta Township
  16. 22yro Male Branchville Borough
  17. 46yro Female Sparta Township
  18. 46yro Male Stanhope Borough
  19. 72yro Female Sparta Township
  20. 47yro Male Hamburg Borough
  21. 55yro Male Frankford Township
  22. 75yro Male Hardyston Township
  23. 68yro Female Newton
  24. 64yro Female Vernon Township
  25. 70yro Male Wantage Township
  26. 53yro Male Frankford Township
  27. 35yro Male Hardyston Township
  28. 69yro Female Frankford Township
  29. 64yro Female Sandyston Township
  30. 33yro Female Hampton Township
  31. 48yro Female Sparta Township
  32. 52yro Male Hardyston Township
  33. 31yro Female Newton
  34. 59yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  35. 57yro Female Lafayette Township
  36. 41yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  37. 47yro Female Hamburg Borough
  38. 58yro Female Sparta Township
  39. 70yro Male Newton
  40. 22yro Female Fredon Township
  41. 44yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  42. 35yro Female Hardyston Township
  43. 32yro Female Wantage Township
  44. 62yro Female Sparta Township
  45. 33yro Male Andover Borough
  46. 59yro Female Ogdensburg Borough
  47. 41yro Male Wantage Township
  48. 46yro Male Wantage Township
  49. 33yro Female Vernon Township
  50. 58yro Male Fredon Township
  51. 55yro Female Sparta Township
  52. 75yro Male Sparta Township
  53. 34yro Female Wantage Township
  54. 81yro Male Vernon Township
  55. 51yro Male Hardyston Township
  56. 19yro Female Newton
  57. 50yro Male Wantage Township
  58. 46yro Female Newton
  59. 53yro Female Byram Township
  60. 55yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  61. 41yro Female Byram Township
  62. 58yro Male Stanhope Borough
  63. 80yro Male Green Township
  64. 45yro Female Byram Township
  65. 63yro Male Sparta Township
  66. 41yro Female Franklin Borough
  67. 81yro Male Wantage Township
  68. 48yro Male Franklin Borough
  69. 82yro Male Montague Township
  70. 55yro Male Franklin Borough
  71. 76yro Male Vernon Township
  72. 46yro Female Newton
  73. 84yro Female Vernon Township
  74. 27yro Female Sussex Borough
  75. 56yro Male Sparta Township
  76. 52yro Female Stanhope Borough
  77. 20yro Male Vernon Township
  78. 44yro Female Vernon Township
  79. 25yro Female Sparta Township
  80. 93yro Female Branchville Borough
  81. 42yro Female Ogdensburg Borough
  82. 26yro Male Sussex Borough
  83. 23yro Female Hardyston Township
  84. 57yro Female Sparta Township
  85. 42yro Female Franklin Borough
  86. 57yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  87. 38yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  88. 51yro Male Sparta Township
  89. 39yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  90. 72yro Male Wantage Township
  91. 67yro Female Andover Township
  92. 64yro Female Ogdensburg Borough
  93. 81yro Male Sparta Township
  94. 46yro Male Vernon Township
  95. 49yro Male Vernon Township
  96. 66yro Female Stanhope Borough
  97. 63yro Male Vernon Township
  98. 96yro Female Newton
  99. 10yro Female Hoptcong Borough
  100. 44yro Male Newton
  101. 35yro Female Sparta Township
  102. 49yro Male Newton
  103. 67yro Male Sparta Township
  104. 44yro Female Newton
  105. 67yro Male Vernon Township
  106. 85yro Female Newton
  107. 59yro Male Wantage Township
  108. 40yro Female Sparta Township
  109. 58yro Male Sparta Township
  110. 73yro Male Andover Township
  111. 49yro Female Wantage Township
  112. 78yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  113. 64yro Male Andover Township
  114. 49yro Female Newton
  115. 66yro Male Vernon Township
  116. 59yro Male Hardyston Township
  117. 48yro Male Franklin Borough
  118. 17yro Male Franklin Borough
  119. 35yro Female Sparta Township
  120. 63yro Male Vernon Township
  121. 31yro Female Wantage Township
  122. 61yro Male Byram Township
  123. 55yro Male Sussex Borough
  124. 85yro Male Newton
  125. 56yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  126. 45yro Male Hamburg Borough
  127. 28yro Female Newton
  128. 41yro Male Frankford Township
  129. 70yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  130. 57yro Female Vernon Township
  131. 49yro Female Newton
  132. 52yro Male Hampton Township
  133. 53yro Female Newton
  134. 20yro Female Sussex Borough
  135. 49yro Male Vernon Township
  136. 79yro Female Sparta Township
  137. 57yro Female Franklin Borough
  138. 92yro Male Sparta Township
  139. 40yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  140. 61yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  141. 77yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  142. 35yro Male Green Township
  143. 33yro Male Newton
  144. 39yro Female Sparta Township
  145. 53yro Male Sparta Township
  146. 80yro Male Newton
  147. 58yro Male Andover Township
  148. 62yro Female Wantage Township
  149. 83yro Male Andover Township
  150. 45yro Female Stanhope Borough
  151. 33yro Female Byram Township
  152. 60yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  153. 59yro Male Sparta Township
  154. 47yro Male Newton
  155. 42yro Female Newton
  156. 26yro Male Newton
  157. 32yro Male Hardyston Township
  158. 74yro Male Andover Township
  159. 70yro Male Frankford Township
  160. 61yro Male Andover Township
  161. 63yro Female Fredon Township
  162. 69yro Female Byram Township
  163. 56yro Female Byram Township
  164. 78yro Male Andover Township
  165. 35yro Female Wantage Township
  166. 35yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  167. 60yro Female Sandyston Township
  168. 58yro Female Newton
  169. 90yro Male Newton
  170. 74yro Female Sparta Township
  171. 40yro Male Vernon Township
  172. 78yro Female Andover Township
  173. 55yro Male Sparta Township
  174. 46yro Female Green Township
  175. 53yro Male Vernon Township
  176. 51yro Male Vernon Township
  177. 59yro Female Hopatcong Borough
  178. 62yro Male Hardyston Township
  179. 41yro Male Byram Township
  180. 48yro Female Newton
  181. 60yro Male Vernon Township
  182. 57yro Male Andover Township
  183. 60yro Male Andover Township
  184. 68yro Female Hampton Township
  185. 64yro Male Hopatcong Borough
  186. 83yro Male Hampton Township*
  187. 48yro Male Sparta Township*
  188. 59yro Female Newton*
  189. 62yro Male Newton*
  190. 61yro Female Wantage Township*
  191. 42yro Male Hopatcong Borough*
  192. 49yro Male Sparta Township*
  193. 32yro Male Hopatcong Borough*
  194. 52yro Female Hopatcong Borough*
  195. 37yro Male Stanhope Borough*
  196. 46yro Male Sparta Township*
  197. 59yro Male Frankford Township*
  198. 67yro Male Andover Township*
  199. 45yro Male Branchville Borough*
  200. 58yro Male Wantage Township*
  201. 67yro Female Vernon Township*
  202. 64yro Female Vernon Township*
  203. 47yro Female Sparta Township*
  204. 49yro Female Hampton Township*
  205. 71yro Male Hardyston Township*
  206. 72yro Male Andover Township*
  207. 74yro Female Byram Township*
  208. 42yro Female Vernon Township*
  209. 75yro Male Andover Township*
  210. 58yro Male Fredon Township*
  211. 54yro Female Wantage Township*
  212. 57yro Male Vernon Township*
  213. 88yro Male Sparta Township*

(*Indicates New COVID-19 Cases)

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 NJCOVID to 898-211. You can also visit the Sussex County Division of Health’s COVID- 19 website.

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