For the 1st time, Bayonne’s COVID-19 cases drop overnight: from 556 to 542

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For the first time since reporting their initial case of COVID-19 on March 18th, the City of Bayonne has recorded their first drop in active infection cases overnight: down to 542 today after reaching 556 yesterday.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We dropped our current cases down to 542. This is the first drop since our first case appeared in Bayonne!,” Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Ed “Junior” Ferrante said in an email to HCV.

He clarified that the number of active cases was up to 556 on Sunday, also mentioning that there has been another fatality, a 73-year-old man – bringing their total to 39.

“Mayor Davis has informed us of another Coronavirus-related fatality. A 73-year-old
male Bayonne resident has passed away due to COVID-19-related illness,” OEM said in their daily update.

“Mayor Davis extends his condolences, on behalf of all of Bayonne, to the family of all this deceased gentleman.

The agency also reported that there have been 123 coronavirus recoveries to date in the Peninsula City.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health disclosed that there are 11,150 coronavirus cases in Hudson County, the second most in the state by county, along with 492 deaths – the third most in the state by county.