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Sussex County reports 40 new COVID-19 cases; 1 additional death

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Tuesday, Feb. 23 are reporting 40 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 9,336* and total deaths is at 273:

  • Andover Borough-42 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-590 and 124 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-39 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-566 and 8 deaths
  • Frankford Township-363 and 31 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-309 and 2 deaths
  • Fredon Township-199 and 4 deaths
  • Green Township-256 and 4 deaths 
  • Hamburg Borough-235  and 4 deaths
  • Hampton Township-285 and 3 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-543 and 10 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-1,071 and 13 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-115 and 1 death
  • Montague Township-159 and 3 deaths
  • Newton-549 and 21 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-158 and 4 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-85 and 1 death
  • Sparta Township-1,212 and 16 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-263 and 2 death
  • Stillwater Township-208 and 1 death
  • Sussex Borough- 96 and 1 death
  • Vernon Township-1,390 and 14 deaths
  • Walpack Township-0 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-603 and 6 deaths

*(2 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 – 2/18/2021, click here.

According to health officials, of the 9,336 cases 8,295 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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