Hoboken has 2 new cases of COVID-19 bringing tally to 21, food drives on their way

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The City of Hoboken has announced two more cases of COVID-19, bringing their overall number of patients to 21, with Mayor Ravi Bhalla also revealing that food drives are on their way for residents going through tough times financially.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I was notified today by the Hoboken Health Department that there were two new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Hoboken: a male and a female, both in their late 20s. We now have a total of 21 total cases in Hoboken,” Bhalla said in a statement.

“As always, the Hoboken Health Department conducts an investigation to ensure all those who were in contact with them immediately self-quarantine.”

He also thanked the Hoboken Food Pantry, Office of Emergency Management, Toni Tomarazzo, and the city council – particularly Ruben Ramos, Tiffanie Fisher and Vanessa Falco – for coming together to bring a food resource center to the former YMCA building near 13th and Washington Streets.

“We will be announcing what type of goods to give and the best way to donate them, along with volunteer opportunities in in the next day or two,” the mayor stated.

This afternoon, the Hudson County government announced they would be opening a drive-through testing facility in conjunction with the Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus.

The testing center will provide by-appointment service only. Starting at noon tomorrow, appointments may be made by calling 201-388-1097.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health posted new numbers on their website, indicating that there are now 1,904 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state and 126 throughout Hudson County.

As of this evening, 114 coronavirus cases have been announced publicly in Hudson County: 53 in Jersey City, 21 in Hoboken, two in West New York, four in Kearny, one in Secaucus, four in Weehawken, 16 in North Bergen, seven in Bayonne, and six in Union City.