Jersey City Ward D Councilman Yun ‘on oxygen’ at ICU after testing positive for COVID-19

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Jersey City Ward D Councilman Michael Yun “remains on oxygen” at the ICU after testing positive for COVID-19, his aide Vernon Richardson told HCV.

Jersey City Ward D Councilman Michael Yun.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Test results came back positive and he remains on oxygen,” he said this morning.

Yun has been receiving treatment at the Jersey City Medical Center for several days, admitting himself after had a fever for about a week before experiencing shortness of breath. The Jersey Journal first reported on Yun being hospitalized.

Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro told HCV on Monday that he was at the hospital with coronavirus-like symptoms and was awaiting test results.

Lavarro has since tested positive and has been recuperating at home since Friday.

Neither Lavarro or Yun participated in the city’s first virtual public session city council meeting on Wednesday due to their illnesses.

Last night, Mayor Steven Fulop, who has wished both councilmen a speedy recovery, said that the city has 334 confirmed cases of COVID-19, about 43 percent of Hudson County’s total of 771.

The New Jersey Department of Health said yesterday around 1 p.m. that coronavirus cases continue to surge, reaching a total of 11,124 cases across the state as testing sites are opening regularly.

In Hudson County, there now testing sites in Jersey City, Secaucus, and Bayonne.