UPDATED: COVID-19 deaths reported spike 107% in West New York in 24 hours, cases near 1,000


The amount of COVID-19 deaths reported spiked by 107 percent in West New York in the past 24 hours or so, with their total amount of confirmed cases nearing 1,000, though officials said that this change could be attributed to a lag in reporting from hospitals.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, there were 29 coronavirus-related fatalities recorded in West New York, after having 27 up to that point, brining their total to 56 – approximately a 107 percent increase – according an update posted on Instagram.

Additionally, they now have 996 confirmed cases, up 57 from Tuesday (939).

“On behalf of our community, I want to express our sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of those we have lost during this difficult time,” West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“I want to once again thank all of our healthcare professionals and all of our heroes on the front lines of this pandemic who are working tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe. I continue to urge residents to stay home, to wear gloves and a mask or other face covering, and to always practice safe social distancing. Only by working together can we ensure that we get through this sooner than later.”

As of 11:30 a.m., other disclosed tallies in North Hudson per municipality are as follows:

North Bergen – 1,356 cases and 39 deaths, Union City – 1,346 cases and 50 deaths, Weehawken 176 cases and six deaths, and Guttenberg – 128 cases and 13 deaths.


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

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