City of Hoboken announces 5th coronavirus-related death, 225 cases overall

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The City of Hoboken has announced their 5th coronavirus-related death this evening, a man in his early 70s, along with the fact that there are now 225 cases overall.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today, there were 26 positive COVID-19 cases, with 225 total cases in Hoboken. I’m saddened to report that another Hoboken senior in his early 70s unfortunately passed away due to COVID-19,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to his family during this difficult time.”

The mayor also said that he’s urging residents to stay in doors as much as possible in the next two weeks when coronavirus cases are expected to hit a crescendo – particularly asking for residents to avoid the waterfront.

“For the next two weeks, I’m directly asking each and every resident to curtail outdoor activities to the greatest extent possible. That means if you’re normally jogging, biking, doing yoga, lifting weights, going for long walks, or more outside, I ask you to exercise inside for the next two weeks,” he added.

“And if you’re going out for fresh air for 5-10 minutes, I’m also making the direct ask to please do so away from the waterfront.”

He continued that the city’s close proximity to Jersey City, New York City, and Bergen County, which all have a high reported COVID-19 cases, is another reason to be cautious in the foreseeable future.

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.

Other local disclosed tallies as of 10:30 p.m. are as follows:

Jersey City – 1,411, North Bergen – 631, West New York – 446, Union City – 511, Secaucus – 171, Kearny – 259, Bayonne – 309, Harrison – 91, Weehawken – 101, Guttenberg – 66, East Newark – 12