Hoboken COVID-19 update: 336 cases, 18 fatalities, resident raises $20k for PPEs

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The City of Hoboken has 336 cases of COVID-19, with 18 related fatalities, also noting that a resident was able to raise $20,000 to go towards personal protective equipment.

Photo via Hobokennj.gov.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hoboken Health Department reported another 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday, for a total of 336 in Hoboken. A male in his early 70s was the 18th fatality in Hoboken, and we keep him in our thoughts and prayers,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement this morning.

He also credited Linda Kwok for spearheading an effort to fundraise and purchase $10,000 PPEs for first responders and healthcare professionals.

“Back in March when it was clear that there were substantial shortages for personal protective equipment (PPE) across the country, Hoboken resident Linda Kwok quickly sprang into action,” the mayor stated.

“Within two weeks, Linda raised over $20,000 from her neighbors and friends to purchase 10,000 surgical masks and other PPE for our first responders and medical professionals.”

He also noted that she delivered Girl Scout cookies to hospitals and medical professionals when dropping off the PPEs.

Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Health announced that there are 8,242 COVID-19 cases in Hudson County, the second most statewide, and 277 deaths – the third most in the state by county.

As of 9 a.m., other tallies disclosed per municipality are as follows:

Jersey City – 2,817, North Bergen – 1,239, West New York – 939, Kearny – 449, Bayonne – 436, Hoboken – 322, Secaucus – 258, Weehawken – 173, Harrison – 164, Guttenberg – 128, East Newark – 22