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Sussex County reports 87 new COVID-19 cases; no additional deaths

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials on Friday, April 16 are reporting 87 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sussex County is at 13,536* and total deaths is at 290:

  • Andover Borough-55 and 0 deaths
  • Andover Township-751 and 126 deaths
  • Branchville Borough-66 and 0 deaths
  • Byram Township-763 and 8 deaths
  • Frankford Township-557 and 33 deaths
  • Franklin Borough-487 and 2 deaths
  • Fredon Township-272 and 4 deaths
  • Green Township-334 and 4 deaths
  • Hamburg Borough-338 and 5 deaths
  • Hampton Township-445 and 3 deaths
  • Hardyston Township-822 and 10 deaths
  • Hopatcong Borough-1,538 and 16 deaths
  • Lafayette Township-170 and 1 death
  • Montague Township-264 and 3 deaths
  • Newton-801 and 22 deaths 
  • Ogdensburg Borough-275 and 4 deaths
  • Sandyston Township-147 and 1 death
  • Sparta Township-1,754 and 18 deaths
  • Stanhope Borough-358 and 2 death
  • Stillwater Township-322 and 2 deaths
  • Sussex Borough-134 and 1 death
  • Vernon Township-1,981 and 17 deaths
  • Walpack Township-0 and 0 deaths
  • Wantage Township-902 and 8 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 – 4/15/2021, click here.

According to health officials, of the 13,536 cases 12,257 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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