Kearny announces 2 more positive cases of COVID-19, both recovering at home

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The Town of Kearny has announced two more positive cases of COVID-19, one factory worker and one pharmacy technician, who are both recovering at home with their respective families on self-quarantine.

Photo via Kearnynj.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The town’s website says the factory worker’s job is in Parsippany and that he began feeling ill on March 12th, the same day heĀ “went shopping at a local supermarket and warehouse store,” which he again went to the next day.

“The family members who were in close contact with the individual have been notified to self-quarantine and the positive person is recovering at home. The businesses have been notified,” their announcement states.

Additionally, the pharmacy technician works in Newark and became ill on March 13th, a day where the patient went shopping at a local food market. This person also went to work the next day, according to the announcement.

“Family members and co-workers who were in close contact with the individual have been notified to self-quarantine. The positive person is recovering at home. The local supermarket was notified.”

Kearny has recorded three positive tests for COVID-19 as of this afternoon, as well as one non-resident who was going to a local daycare.

New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said yesterday that there have been six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County, which would bring the total to 25 (though their website says 24).

Thus far, 20 cases have been announced publicly: eight in Jersey City, five in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, and now three in Kearny.