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Sussex County reports 68 new COVID-19 cases; no additional deaths

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Wednesday, July 20 are reporting 68 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 40,431 and total deaths is at 504:

  • Andover Borough-138 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-1,986 and 160 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-168 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-2,329 and 10 deaths
  • Frankford Township-1,535 and 47 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-1,467 and 18 deaths
  • Fredon Township-793 and 6 deaths
  • Green Township-1,101 and 12 deaths 
  • Hamburg Borough-955 and 9 deaths
  • Hampton Township-1,441 and 9 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-2,315 and 21 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-4,178 and 36 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-641 and 2 deaths
  • Montague Township-948 and 7 deaths
  • Newton-2,554 and 53 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-649 and 9 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-467 and 4 deaths
  • Sparta Township-5,599 and 29 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-1,048 and 7 deaths
  • Stillwater Township-958 and 4 deaths
  • Sussex Borough-542 and 2 deaths
  • Vernon Township-5,825 and 45 deaths
  • Walpack Township-3 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-2,822 and 14 deaths

According to health officials, of the 40,431 cases, 38,288 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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