Since June 1st through early this evening, the City of Hoboken is reporting 161 fully vaccinated residents, along with 119 unvaccinated residents, with confirmed cases of COVID-19, though no vaccinated residents were hospitalized, Mayor Ravi Bhalla said.
“For the 288 total cases from June 1 through August 16, 161 have been attributed to those who have been fully vaccinated, 119 unvaccinated and 8 partially vaccinated,” Bhalla said in a Nixle alert earlier this evening.
“No Hoboken resident who has had a breakthrough case has been hospitalized, providing continued evidence that the vaccine is extremely effective at preventing severe illness or death, and is literally saving the lives of Hoboken residents on a regular basis.”
He continued that there are currently eight people being treated at the Hoboken University Medical Center, which includes four residents and all of those patients are not vaccinated.
In his June 22nd Nixle alert, the mayor said that no coronavirus cases had led to a hospitalization in 30 days, with a July 7th update indicating it had been nearly 45 days since an infection required treatment at the CarePoint Health-owned facility.
Additionally, the July 24th Nixle alert said that the HUMC had no COVID-related hospitalizations to report, with seven patients reported at the HUMC on August 9th, including four residents – all of whom were unvaccinated, according to Bhalla.
Citing the Delta variant, along with concerns about the high number of senior citizens that would be in attendance, Bhalla announced last week that their annual Spaghetti Dinner Block Party would only be open to vaccinated attendees.