The City of Hoboken has indicated that two more residents have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, bringing their total up to 15, also noting that one patient has made a full recovery.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Hoboken Health Department let me know that there are two new positive cases of COVID-19, with a total of 15 in Hoboken,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“As in all cases, the Health Department conducts an investigation to ensure those in contact with them begin to self-quarantine. 1 of the 15 individuals is fully recovered, 11 are recovering in self-isolation, and 3 remain hospitalized.”
Conversely, the New Jersey Department of Health says there are 66 cases, though Gov. Phil Murphy (D) explained at a press conference today that cases are coming in rapidly and increased tallies are expected regularly.
“Our gut tells us the 155 is light relative to what we will learn by the end of the day. The number will go up,” he said, noting that there are now 890 cases in the state.
At this time, 64 cases have been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, 15 in Hoboken, two in West New York, four in Kearny, one in Secaucus, two in Weehawken, nine in North Bergen, and six in Bayonne.