Hoboken Mayor Bhalla says that ‘majority’ of new COVID-19 cases are people under 35


Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla says that the “majority” of a dozen new COVID-19 cases are in people under the age of 35, consistent with trends seen in other parts of the country.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The majority of new COVID-19 cases reflect the trend across the rest of the country, with most under the age of 35. As always, the Health Department continues with diligent contact tracing on every confirmed case,” Bhalla said in a Nixle alert this afternoon.

“In addition to the Health Department’s contact tracing, I ask all residents who test positive to follow up with your own contact tracing and urge anyone who may have been in contact with you to self-quarantine for a full 14 days and get tested at least 5-7 days after exposure to you.”

He also recommended that anyone who is contacted by Hoboken health officers to return their call or message at their earliest convenience.

On July 9th, 10th, and 11th, there were four more coronavirus cases confirmed in the Mile Square City each day, making for a total of 12.

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) exclaimed that young people are not invincible after numbers throughout the state saw an increase in cases between patients between 18 and 29 years old.

Earlier this month, Bhalla and other officials issued a travel advisory after 13 new cases came after patients visited COVID-19 hot spots.