12 Hudson County long-term care facilities have suffered COVID-19 outbreaks, leading to 396 individual cases and 69 deaths – including 45 in North Bergen – according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Health.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
25 deaths in North Bergen have occurred at the HudsonView Center for Rehab and Healthcare, with another 20 at the Harborage, though none occurred at the Hudson Hills facility, NJ DOH statistics show.
About two weeks ago, the township announced that 30 of their 39 coronavirus-related fatalities occurred at their long-term care facilities.
“Our Health Department is working with these facilities to put as many safeguards in place as possible, such as isolating residents and not allowing visitors to enter,” state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said at the time.
Another 17 occurred in Union City, with 15 deaths at the Manhattanview Health Care Center and two at Alaris Health at Castle Rock.
Alaris Health has accounted for an additional four fatalities throughout the county: two in Kearny (separate locations), one in Guttenberg, and one in Jersey City.
Jersey City has recently begun testing their nursing home populations for COVID-19.
Statewide, there are 10,744 COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities and 1,779 recorded deaths, accounting for nearly 41 percent of the overall total (4,377).
This afternoon, the NJ DOH indicated that there are 11,150 overall coronavirus cases in Hudson County, the second most in the state by county, along with 492 total deaths – the third most in the state by county.