Hoboken now up to seven COVID-19 cases, NJ DOH says Hudson County total now at 34

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The City of Hoboken has announced two more COVID-19 patients, a man in his early 30s and a female in her early 20s, – bringing their total up to seven – which was revealed just minutes after the state said Hudson County has a total of 34 positive tests so far.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Unfortunately, we have two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken: a male in his early 30s, and a female in her early 20s. The Hoboken Health Department has been in touch with both individuals to conduct an investigation and inform anyone who may have been in contact with them, to self-quarantine,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“As I’ve mentioned before, due to confidentiality regulations we cannot provide additional information. However, both individuals are expected to fully recover. We now have a total of seven positive COVID-19 cases in Hoboken.”

The news comes less than a full day after Bhalla announced a “self-isolation” policy that limits most travel to food shopping and doctor visits, though there are other exceptions in place as well.

At his daily press conference in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that there are now 427 coronavirus cases throughout the state, up drastically from yesterday, when that figure was 267 (an increase of 162).

He also said there have been two more deaths in the state, bringing New Jersey up to five fatal cases (one from Hudson County).

New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said that there are nine new cases in Hudson County since yesterday, bringing the case total up to 34 – a figure corroborated by the NJ DOH’s website after it mistakenly said there were 24 cases instead of 25 on Tuesday.

Thus far, 23 cases have been announced publicly: eight in Jersey City, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, three in Kearny, one in Bayonne, and now seven in Hoboken.