UPDATED: Bayonne mayor says 2 more COVID-19 patients being treated at BMC, 4 total cases in city


Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis has declared that there are two more COVID-19 patients, both of whom are being treated at the local hospital, bringing the city’s total up to four. This evening, the city’s office of emergency management said that figure had rose to six.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“As I mentioned earlier, we knew it was only a matter of time when cases would begin to rise in our city. I have just been made aware of two more Bayonne residents that have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Davis posted on social media.

“One is a 70 year old female and the other is an 84 year old female. Both victims are currently in Bayonne Medical Center under care of physicians, and isolated through all proper protocols and guidelines. We will all be praying for the speedy recovery of these patients and all other people that are sick with the COVID-19 virus.”

The update comes just hours after the city announced their second patient as a 27-year-old woman. Their first case was a 74-year-old man.

Additionally, Superintendent of Schools John Niesz wrote a letter today announcing that the public schools will remain closed through at least April 20th.

At 6:24 p.m. this evening, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management announced that there are another two confirmed cases, bringing the city’s total to six: a 35-year-old man and a 72-year-old man.

Both are being treated Bayonne Medical Center and are in stable condition, according to OEM.

Hudson County of government announced around 1 p.m. that there are 82 confirmed coronavirus cases throughout their 12 municipalities – also confirming at least one death.

At this time, 62 cases have been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, 13 in Hoboken, two in West New York, four in Kearny, one in Secaucus, two in Weehawken, nine in North Bergen, and six in Bayonne.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. 

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