Hoboken says they have six more coronavirus patients, bringing overall total to 13

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The City of Hoboken has confirmed that they have six more coronavirus patients, bringing their overall total to 13, according to a statement from Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today, we had six positive of cases of COVID-19, for a total of 13 in Hoboken. Overall, New Jersey (and the country) has seen a large spike in cases as well now that we’re seeing results come back from initial testing, so this is not abnormal compared to the rest of the region,” the mayor said.

“Our Hoboken Health Department has been busy getting into contact with anyone who may have been in contact with them in order to self-quarantine. We expect to see a further increase in positive cases in the weeks ahead.”

He continued that “a comprehensive investigation” is performed by the city’ health department each time a coronavirus test comes back positive, again reemphasizing the importance of social distancing.

On Tuesday, Hoboken said they would be adopting a “self-isolation” policy limiting residents travel to emergencies, though several other exceptions for daily life activities such as walking, are still permitted – with select businesses like banks, coffee shops, and veterinarians remaining open.

Early this afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health said that there are now 55 positive cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County.

As of this writing, 48 cases have been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, 13 in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, four in Kearny, one in Bayonne, and one in Secaucus.

Across the state, there have been 742 cases and nine deaths, at least one of which was in Hudson County.