Hoboken announces 2 more diagnosed cases of COVID-19: one man in 30s

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The City of Hoboken has announced two more diagnosed cases of COVID-19: one man in his 30s, and another in his 40s, just hours after implementing a citywide curfew, shutting bars that don’t serve food, and limiting restaurant activity.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I was informed by the Hoboken Health Department that there are now two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken, identified as one male in his 30s and another male in his 40s. Both individuals currently are in self-isolation at home. Our Hoboken Health Department officers have been in contact with them, and both are expected to recover,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“As will be the case with every positive result, the Hoboken Health Department has proactively reached out to anyone who was in contact with both individuals, and are being recommended for self-quarantine with continued monitoring.”

This is the third case of COVID-19 in Hoboken, the other patient was announced as a man in his 40s on Friday afternoon.

Since then, Hoboken has also closed all non-essential businesses and established two coronavirus hotlines: one for general information and one for senior assistance.

This brings Hudson County’s total of announced positive coronavirus cases up to six: three in Hoboken, two in Jersey City, and one in West New York.