For 1st time during pandemic, Hudson passes Essex for 2nd most COVID-19 cases


For the first time during this public health emergency, Hudson County has passed Essex County for having the second most COVID-19 cases in the state, according to data provided by the New Jersey Department of Health.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hudson’s 12 municipalities combine for 7,469 coronavirus cases, just slightly ahead of Essex County now, which has 7,410 confirmed patients, based on data provided by the state this afternoon.

Statistics released by each individual municipality show that nearly two thirds of those cases are in Jersey City, Union City, or North Bergen, which have 2,469, 1,142, and 1,106 patients to date, respectively, for about 63 percent of the county’s total.

The NJ DOH also indicated that there are now 226 COVID-related deaths in Hudson.

Bergen County still has the most diagnosed cases in the state by far, with Sunday’s total reaching 9,784 – along with 553 deaths.

Overall, there are now 61,850 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide, as well as 2,350 total deaths, state data shows.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) tweeted that is an increase of 3,733 cases from yesterday, which includes 168 more fatalities.

As of 2:30 p.m., other tallies released per municipality are as follows:

West New York – 765, Bayonne – 395, Kearny – 321, Hoboken – 293, Secaucus – 225,  Harrison – 138, Weehawken – 134, Guttenberg – 120, East Newark – 20.

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