Hoboken COVID-19 update: 1 new case, 2 more deaths, & less people hospitalized

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Since yesterday, the City of Hoboken has just one more COVID-19 case confirmed citywide, bringing their total to 396, 21 deaths overall (two in the past 24 hours), as well as that the local hospital is seeing a decrease in coronavirus patients.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Yesterday, the Hoboken Health Department reported only one additional confirmed COVID-19 case, for a total of 396 in Hoboken,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“We sadly lost two longtime members of our senior community, with a female in her mid 60s and a female in her mid 70s, for a total of 21 fatalities in Hoboken. Our hearts are with their families and friends during these difficult times.”

Yesterday, Bayonne was the first Hudson County municipality to report a drop in cases over a 24-hour span since coronavirus cases were first being confirmed last month.

While the Mile Square City isn’t quite there yet, Bhalla also noted that COVID-19 patients are decreasing at the Hoboken University Medical Center.

“I’m glad to share that after several weeks of trying times, the Hoboken University Medical Center has seen a decrease in overall COVID-19 cases,” he explained.

“It has also seen a reduction in ventilator use, both of which are encouraging signs for Hoboken and the region. Residents are asked to continue to call their primary care physicians for non-emergency matters.”

Yesterday afternoon, the NJ DOH indicated that there are 11,150 overall coronavirus cases in Hudson County, the second most in the state by county, along with 492 total deaths – the third most in the state by county.