(Hardyston, NJ) Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex
County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing three additional cases of COVID-19 in
Sussex County. The cases were identified in Sparta (2) and Hopatcong Borough (1). The Sussex
County Division of Health has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with
these residents. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health
(NJDOH) guidelines, is in their home under self-quarantine and being monitored by the SCDOH
There has been concern over the recent global outbreak of the novel coronavirus
(COVID-19) that has been spreading throughout the United States since the beginning of this
year. The SCDOH understands those concerns and is working closely with the New Jersey
Department of Health (NJDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to
monitor and respond to the situation. The SCDOH has staff dedicated to ensuring a coordinated,
timely, and effective response to public health concerns like COVID-19. A 24/7 County-wide
enhanced surveillance is in place within our Division to identify potential cases of COVID-19.
All residents should continue to monitor their health and exercise good hygiene habits.
Actions you can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like
COVID-19 include the following:
• Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
• Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Practice social distancing to reduce the spread of germs.
• Families and individuals should create or update their family emergency plans.
The SCDOH is working diligently to monitor those residents who may have been
exposed to the virus and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. The community’s health
and safety are of primary concern to the SCDOH and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and all
possible steps are being taken to ensure the well-being of Sussex County residents.
The Sussex County website has a wide array of information available to the public on
COVID-19 and links to both the CDC and NJDOH at www.sussex.nj.us. You can also visit the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov and the New Jersey Department of
Health at https://covid19.nj.gov. Residents are also encouraged to call the NJ Coronavirus and
Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out of state phone line
with any questions.
The statewide COVD case count is 2844, with 27 fatalities, 359 negative test results, and 94 persons under investigation by the state lab, according to the NJDOH as of 11:30am Monday morning. Of the fatalities, five were males. Two females. Their age ranges were between 57 and 91. Two of the individuals had pre-exisisting conditions, said state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.
COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.
419 Positives Pending Further Information
609 Positive Test Result(s)
273 Positive Test Result(s)
238 Positive Test Result(s)
210 Positive Test Result(s)
190 Positive Test Result(s)
189 Positive Test Result(s)
177 Positive Test Result(s)
144 Positive Test Result(s)
141 Positive Test Result(s)
67 Positive Test Result(s)
50 Positive Test Result(s)
36 Positive Test Result(s)
33 Positive Test Result(s)
18 Positive Test Result(s)
15 Positive Test Result(s)
13 Positive Test Result(s)
12 Positive Test Result(s)
6 Positive Test Result(s)
Cape May County:
2 Positive Test Result(s)
1 Positive Test Result(s)
1 Positive Test Result(s)