North Bergen has announced 774 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths, 30 of which have been confirmed as residents at three long-term care facilities within the township.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
According to new data released by the State of New Jersey, 39 North Bergen residents have now died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of those deaths, 30 have been confirmed as residents of the townshipâ€™s three long-term care facilities: Hudson View, Hudson Hills and the Harborage, by Health Department officials.
â€œThis disease preys on the most vulnerable among us worst of all, and the results are nothing short of tragic,â€ state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.
â€œOur 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. I ask all of North Bergen to join me in mourning these men and women and praying for them and their families during this difficult time, as well as all other victims of this pandemic in our community and throughout the country and the world.â€
The township has taken numerous actions at the direction of public health officials to limit the spread of coronavirus, all of which are accessible on the township’s website.
Sacco added that he is continuing to coordinate with the state and county and is working closely with township department heads to develop and implement plans to address the coronavirus situation.
Among those involved in the ongoing planning sessions are the North Bergen Health Department, Housing Authority, Parking Authority, DPW, Schools, Library, Senior Services, Police, Fire Prevention, EMS, OEM – as well as other key areas.
Any residents with questions should call the Stateâ€™s Coronavirus hotline or visit its dedicated website or call their hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) identified seven municipalities as potential “hot spots” they may see a spike in COVID-19 cases in the coming days, two of which are North Bergen and West New York, as only HCV reported.
This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health indicated that there are 5,437 coronavirus patients in Hudson County, along with 122 deaths â€“ both the third most in the state by county.
Updated tallies by municipality as of 7:30 p.m. are as follows:
Jersey City – 2,015, Union City – 511, West New York – 492, Hoboken – 239, Bayonne – 331, Kearny – 288, Secaucus – 193, Weehawken – 115, Harrison – 111, Guttenberg – 89, and East Newark – 13.