Davis proposes ‘altered Earth Day’ cleanup in Bayonne as COVID-19 cases hit 460

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Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis is proposing an “altered Earth Day” cleanup in Bayonne next weekend as their number of active COVID-19 cases hits 460.

“Since we can’t do our normal Earth Day activities, I am proposing an alternate plan: I am asking every resident of Bayonne to step outside for a few minutes on Saturday, April 25th and clean the immediate area in front of your residence,” Davis said in a YouTube video today.

“It doesn’t matter if you own or rent: we are asking that all of Bayonne help keep out city looking good. If your neighbor isn’t able to do it, we ask that you do it for them.”

Additionally, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management indicated that there are now 460 positive cases of COVID-19, “just under 100” residents have recovered, and three more deaths due to coronavirus complications – bringing their total to 26.

“These deaths, a 73 year-old man and two 94 year-old men, now bring Bayonne to 26 people lost due to Coronavirus- related illness. Mayor Davis extends his deepest sympathies, on behalf of all of Bayonne, to the families of the deceased residents,” OEM said in their daily update.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health indicated that there are 8,511 coronavirus cases in Hudson County and 312 deaths, both the third in the state by county.

As of 8 p.m., other tallies disclosed per municipality are as follows:

Jersey City – 2,817, North Bergen – 1,273, West New York – 939, Kearny – 478, Bayonne – 436, Hoboken – 346, Secaucus – 264, Weehawken – 173, Harrison – 164, Guttenberg – 128, East Newark – 22