61-year-old woman is 2nd presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Jersey City, mayor says

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A 61-year-old woman is the 2nd positive presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop announced minutes ago.

Photo via jerseycitynj.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We have a 2nd confirmed #coronavirus case in #JerseyCity – 61yo Female living in downtown. We have already started outreach to all of her contacts/interactions and we will do that proactively. We are going to continue to be aggressive on policies/educating the public,” Fulop tweeted.

“We want to make sure the public knows as I have information you will immediately have information as this the best way to avoid rumors. Shortly I will share in more detail testing protocols + locations for residents.”

Jersey City announced that their first presumptive positive case was a 41-year-old woman who also lives Downtown, about 24 hours after announcing preventative measures that included issuing a 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants and tracking attendance for venues that seat over 25 people.

He did not immediately say if the two patients were acquainted or had come in contact with one another.

This marks the fourth declared case of a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Hudson County, which also includes one patient in West New York and also one in Hoboken.

However, the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, updated at 2 p.m. today, says that there are five presumptive positive cases in Hudson County.

Spokeswomen for Gov. Phil Murphy’s office and the NJ DOH did not immediately return emails seeking further comment.

4 COMMENTS

    • Everything isn’t shut down yet, and at least for the time being, it makes sense to let people know when and where the positive cases are occurring.

      • Can you at least make sure to post the time that this is published at? Things are developing so quickly now, and last I heard, there were five cases in Hudson County and it’s difficult to cross-reference general information from one source with specific info from another if they don’t have timestamps.

        Thanks for posting this.

        • Understood and you’re welcome. Candidly I don’t know how to do that on WordPress. I will look into it, but in the meantime our stories almost always go up right away on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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