79-year-old man is Hoboken’s 1st COVID-19 death as total cases grow to 108

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A 79-year-old man is the first COVID-19 death in Hoboken as their total numbers of cases grows to 108, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced this evening.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m saddened to report that a 79-year-old Hoboken resident passed away today due to COVID-19. I extend my deepest sympathies to his friends and family,” the mayor said in a statement this evening.

“Overall, there are 12 new COVID-19 cases today with 108 total cases in Hoboken. Thank you as always to our Hoboken Health Department for their work in helping ensure those in contact with the individuals are self-quarantining.”

Effective this morning, the city implemented their latest measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus: closing all parks to the public.

Hoboken is the sixth municipality in Hudson County to top 100 COVID-19 cases thus far, along with Jersey City, Bayonne, North Bergen, Union City, and West New York.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health said there have been 16,636 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in New Jersey, including 1,314 in Hudson County – the third highest tally in the state by county.