Bayonne OEM: 74-year-old man is 6th resident to die from COVID-19, 156 current cases

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A 74-year-old man is the sixth Bayonne resident to die with COVID-19 and 156 cases are still being treated throughout the city, according to their local office of emergency management.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Mayor Davis has informed us that another resident, 74-year-old male, has passed away
from coronavirus-related illness. Mayor Davis, once again, is expressing his deepest
condolences, on behalf of our entire city, to the family of this resident,” the Bayonne OEM said this evening.

They also disclosed that there are now 156 current COVID-19 cases in the Peninsula City, with approximately one dozen residents fully recovered.

Earlier today, the Bayonne Medical Center opened a triage tent, their latest effort to help combat the illness – a testing site at the Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium launched last week.

Around 1:30 p.m., the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that there are now 1,910 cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County, along with 29 deaths – both the third most in the state by county.

It was not immediately clear if the latest fatality from Bayonne was included in their data.

As of 6 p.m., other disclosed cases tallies from across the county are as follows:

Jersey City – 820, North Bergen – 263, Union City – 174, West New York – 155, Hoboken – 116, Kearny – 88, Secaucus – 87, Weehawken – 44 (10 recovered), Harrison – 34, Guttenberg  – 15,  and East Newark – 5 (1 recovered).