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Sussex County reports 5 new COVID-19 cases; 1 additional death

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Tuesday, May 18 are reporting 5 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 14,354* and total deaths is at 300:

  • Andover Borough-55 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-768 and 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-69 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-803 and 9 deaths
  • Frankford Township-576 and 34 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-523 and 2 deaths
  • Fredon Township-285 and 4 deaths
  • Green Township-347 and 5 deaths
  • Hamburg Borough-359 and 5 deaths
  • Hampton Township-483 and 3 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-874 and 13 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-1,591 and 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-187 and 1 death
  • Montague Township-307 and 3 deaths
  • Newton-824 and 22 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-283 and 5 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-167 and 1 death
  • Sparta Township-1,895 and 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-377 and 2 death
  • Stillwater Township-342 and 2 deaths
  • Sussex Borough-150 and 1 death
  • Vernon Township-2,118 and 19 deaths
  • Walpack Township-0 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-971 and 9 deaths

*(One 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 – 5/13/2021, click here.

According to health officials, of the 14,354 cases 13,460 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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