North Bergen announces 9 total coronavirus patients, ages ranging from 29 to 78

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The Township of North Bergen has announced nine total coronavirus patients as of this afternoon, with their ages ranging from 29 to 78 years old.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The cases involve four men in stable condition that are on home quarantine: ages 60, 43, 31, and 29, as well as one woman who is 42 years old.

Additionally, there are four patients that are still hospitalized in stable condition: a 70-year-old woman, along with three men – ages, 64, 76, and 78.

“This unprecedented public health crisis demands a comprehensive response at all levels of government to keep people safe, protect our communities and provide economic relief to those in dire need,” Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.

“In North Bergen, we are doing our part to promote social distancing and I ask all township residents to please stay home as much as possible to help us bend the curve of new cases and protect the most vulnerable, like our seniors and people with adverse medical conditions. This is a challenging time and we all must rise to the occasion and do our part to protect our community.”

The mayor added that each case is being thoroughly investigated by the North Bergen Health Department, including tracing each resident’s contact with others during the time in which they may have been contagious, to assess community spread.

Hudson County of government announced around 1 p.m. that there are 82 confirmed coronavirus cases throughout their 12 municipalities – also confirming at least one death.

At this time, 58 cases have been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, 13 in Hoboken, two in West New York, four in Kearny, one in Secaucus, two in Weehawken, two in Bayonne, and nine in North Bergen.

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