City of Union City announces 14 patients diagnosed with coronavirus

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The City of Union City announced that they have 14 patients diagnosed with the coronavirus as of about 5 p.m. today, according to a social media post.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Residents have been calling with information regarding the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Union City. At this time, the current confirmed cases are at 14,” the city tweeted.

The post comes after several residents took to Facebook and Twitter calling for the city to be more proactive in providing specific updates about COVID-19.

Yesterday, the first time the city had provided a tally, the city indicated they had six patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The counties other cities, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Bayonne, have provided almost daily updates since their first respective COVID-19 patients tested positive.

In a Facebook video uploaded this morning, state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack announced that all city schools would be distributing food to students and their families between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that 2,844 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the state, including 190 cases in Hudson County.

That’s 64 more from yesterday countywide, making it increasingly different to keep track of cases as they come in – something that was fairly expected as testing becomes more widely available, especially locally with a testing center in Secaucus opening tomorrow.

Earlier today, the Town of Kearny became the 1st Hudson County municipality to disclose a coronavirus-related death, the second one in the county overall, as HCV first reported.

On Wednesday, the NJ DOH said that the first record death in Hudson County was a woman in her 80s, declining to provide any other details due to the “high volume of cases” they were investigating.