A Hoboken man in his late 20s has been diagnosed with the 5th local case of coronavirus today, described as being in self-isolating home and expected to make a full recovery, according to Mayor Ravi Bhalla.
“We unfortunately have another positive confirmed case of COVID-19, a male in his late 20s. The individual has self-isolated at home, but is expected to make a full recovery,” Bhalla said in a statement.
“As in previous cases, the Hoboken Health Department is conducting an ongoing investigation to help develop a timeline and is contacting individuals that may have come into contact with him, who will be asked to self-quarantine. We keep him, and the other four individuals confirmed to have COVID-19, in our thoughts and wish them a speedy recovery.”
There are currently 19 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hudson County, the New Jersey Department of Health announced this afternoon.
At this point, 14 cases have been announced publicly: five in Jersey City, five in Hoboken, two in West New York, and two in North Bergen.
Two CarePoint Health workers were also confirmed to have tested positive for the virus, one from the Bayonne Medical Center and one from the Hoboken University Medical Center, but it was not revealed if they live in Hudson County or not.
In light of many small businesses being shuttered, Bhalla wrote to federal lawmakers for financial assistance and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s office said that such a bill is already in the works.