Bayonne announces 3rd fatality related to COVID-19 as current cases hit triple digits

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The City of Bayonne has announced their third fatality related to COVID-19 as their number of current cases of the virus have reached triple digits.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today, another Bayonne resident passed away from this illness. An 80-year-old woman lost her fight. We express our deepest sorrow to her family. It breaks our heart to see this loss in our community,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.

“As more people get tested, the experts say we will continue to see positive COVID-19
cases rise, and we must continue to help slow its spread. Conversely, we are seeing most
residents recovering well at home and we are also seeing fully recovered neighbors come
off the list. This is good news!”

The city has been publicly disclosing ever time a coronavirus-related fatality occurs. The other two deceased patients were described as a 64-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman.

Yesterday, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management revealed that there are 103 current COVID-19 patients. Today is the first day that City Hall operations will be performed remotely as a way to prevent the spread of the disease.

Earlier 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.