Bayonne COVID-19 update: 309 active patients, 24 recovered, 50 home from hospital

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The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management has provided the daily COVID-19 update, disclosing that there are now 309 active patients, approximately 24 recovered, and around 50 home from the hospital.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The latest tallies come from a report by Bayonne OEM Coordinator Ed “Junior” Ferrante, who also revealed that hydroxychloroquine is now being used by the Bayonne Medical Center.

“Doctors at BMC have informed us they have been using hydroxychloroquine, and
other therapies, on some patients. Although scientific data isn’t available, doctors
state they have seen some success,” the Bayonne OEM noted.

Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, has been effective in treating certain patients and has been a treatment pushed by President Donald Trump (R), though some experts remain skeptical of its effectiveness at this time.

To date, the Peninsula City has seen 10 residents succumb to COVID-19, Ferrante added, including Health Department employee Maureen Ciolek – who passed over the weekend.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that there are now 4,395 cases of the coronavirus in Hudson County, along with 92 deaths – the third most in the state by county.