Jersey City woman is 1st in city diagnosed with presumptive positive case of COVID-19


A 41-year-old Jersey City woman who lives Downtown is the first in the city to be diagnosed with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, Mayor Steven Fulop said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This morning we have our first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Jersey City. As mentioned at the press conference yesterday, we have had several people go through the testing process (7) over the last few weeks who felt symptoms – all tested negative on initial tests,” the city said in a statement.

“Today’s results are the first time an individual has tested positive on the initial tests, and we are conducting follow-ups now … This is a 41-year-old female who lives in downtown Jersey City who was proactive when she felt symptoms and initiated testing with her private physician.”

The announcement also makes clear that the woman’s test results were transmitted to the city’s Health Department Communicable Disease Reporting Surveillance System and the Health and Human Services Department is “working aggressively” on the situation.

During a press conference yesterday, where city officials announced that they would be implementing a 10 p.m curfew for bars and clubs, they noted that four people had recently undergone COVID-19 testing and three had come back negative and one was pending.

Additionally, they mentioned that about 50 people were self-quarantined, including 20 high schools, as a precaution after potential exposures to the coronavirus.

Furthermore, the Jersey City Public Schools will be switching to home instruction next week and the parking division will not be enforcing street sweeping rules during that time.

This is the second positive presumptive case of the coronavirus: the first being a 32-year-old West New York man, who was diagnosed on Sunday and his since been making a rapid recovery.

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