71% of recent Hoboken COVID-19 cases were residents between 20 & 39 years old, mayor says


71 percent of recent Hoboken COVID-19 cases were in residents between the ages of 20 and 39 years old, with slightly more cases in the 20 to 29 age group, Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a Nixle alert.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Out of the past 269 cases confirmed in the Mile Square City, 100 were between the ages of 20 and 29 and additional 92 were between the ages of 30 and 39, Bhalla wrote yesterday.

There was no breakdown of how many of those cases were in vaccinated individuals versus unvaccinated, though eight people are currently receiving treatment at the Hoboken University Medial Center and seven are unvaccinated – including four city residents.

“For those vaccinated individuals who test positive, the vast majority do not experience severe illness, and we have had only a very small handful of vaccinated hospitalizations. The best way to continue this trend is to ensure that you get your booster if you’re eligible, and to do so as soon as practically possible,” the mayor said in the alert.

“One understandable misconception that is common are the circumstances regarding breakthrough infections. Some associate the increase in breakthrough cases with a perception that vaccines and boosters are not working. Nothing could be further from the truth. The amount and percentage of those who are vaccinated are substantially higher than those who are unvaccinated in Hoboken.”

Continuing that it’s “inevitable” vaccinated individuals will keep testing positive, he stressed that those vaccinated are far less likely to not require hospitalization and that we’re in a better place than we were a year ago.

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      And if they tried, you’d cry about how they’re infringing on your liberties and taking away your rights.

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  1. The youngsters are out living. As they should be. South Africa where this, this Moronic variant was first announced last month looks better than any vax. It spreads rapidly and cases explode but hospitalizations have dropped 90%. Not a typo, with the cases skyrocketing and replacing the Delta variant, the South Africa hospitalizations have fallen more than 90%.

    Let the young play and live. Everyone has had enough of this assault on American constitutional rights and civil liberties. Omicron can put an end to all of it, and will.