Bayonne OEM: For the 1st time, city has more recovered COVID-19 patients than active ones

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For the first time, the City of Bayonne has more recovered COVID-19 patients than active ones, according to their office of emergency management.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We have some good news in Bayonne. For the first time since the pandemic began, we now have more recovered residents, 547, than we do positive: 538,” Bayonne OEM Coordinator Ed “Junior” Ferrante told HCV this evening.

To date, 73 residents of the Peninsula City have died due to complications from the coronavirus, according to data provided by the city.

With New Jersey as a whole continuing to see downward trends with COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced today that he was signing a directive to lift his stay-at-home order – which was enacted back on March 21st.

While the state is not yet fully operational, indoor gatherings can now have up to 50 people or 25 percent capacity (whichever number is less), with outdoor gatherings now able to have 100 people – with that number set to shoot up to 500 by July 3rd, the governor said.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, there are 18,607 COVID-19 cases and 1,235 related deaths in Hudson County, the first and third most in the state by county, respectively.