Kearny confirms first positive case of COVID-19, as well as non-resident at local daycare

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The Town of Kearny has confirmed their first positive case of COVID-19, as well as announcing a second case where the patient is a non-resident that attends a local daycare.

Kearny Town Hall. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We received results yesterday that a resident at a nursing home on Belgrove Drive tested positive for COVID-19. The resident began exhibiting mild symptoms of the virus on 3/13/20 and was taken to Clara Maass on 3/15/20,” the town’s website says.

“All those in contact with the resident during those 2 days were notified and are being monitored. The nursing home has restricted visitors to the facility and is following NJ Department of Health requirements.”

The second case is a student that residents in Paterson, but goes to a daycare on Highland Avenue. The only daycare on Highland Avenue is the Loving Hands Daycare Center.

According to the town, the student was taken out of school on March 9th prior to exhibiting any symptoms, therefore making the student’s classmates “at low risk for contracting the disease.”

Since yesterday, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said 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, 15 cases have been announced publicly: five in Jersey City, five in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, and now one in Kearny.