Hoboken mayor says there are now 25 COVID-19 cases, 4 officers on self-quarantine

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Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla revealed that the city has four new cases of COVID-19 cases, bringing their total to 25, as well as that four local police officers have self-quarantined out of an abundance of caution.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Hoboken has four new COVID-19 cases: a female in her late 20s, a male in his early 30s, a male in his early 40s, and a male in his mid 60s,” Bhalla said in a statement.

“As in previous cases, the Hoboken Health Department conducts an investigation to ensure those in contact with those individuals go into self-quarantine. Hoboken has a total of 25 positive cases of COVID-19.”

Additionally, in light of Jersey City announcing changes for their first responders after two police officers tested positive for the coronavirus.

“To be transparent with the public, HPD has four officers currently quarantined out of an abundance of caution. All four officers are doing well and showing no symptoms, and are approaching the end of the 14-day quarantine period,” the mayor added.

“One officer is on loan to a higher agency outside of Hudson County and had a possible exposure to a co-worker there. Two officers had possible exposure at an incident in another Hudson County city, and a fourth officer had a possible exposure due to a daycare center in another Hudson County city. All four could be back to work this weekend.”

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that 2,844 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the state, including 190 cases in Hudson County.

Earlier today, the Town of Kearny became the 1st Hudson County municipality to disclose a coronavirus-related death, the second one in the county overall, as HCV first reported.