Secaucus announces 1st case of COVID-19, Kearny reveals 4th cases among residents

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The Town of Secaucus announced their first diagnosed case of COVID-19 this morning, while Kearny revealed their 4th case among residents.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This morning I was informed that a resident in Secaucus has tested positive for the coronavirus. Frankly, this is something we fully expected to happen, and we will certainly have more positive results as testing progresses,” Mayor Michael Gonnelli wrote on the town’s website.

“This is not a cause for panic. All the work my Administration and staff have done was in preparation for this. The policies we have put in place, limitations on businesses, closing of town facilities, cancellation of events, etc., all have been in preparation for this.”

The Secaucus website also says that there are just four residents on self-quarantine right now as of 11:30 a.m., though notes there could be others who have not made town officials aware that they are proactively self-isolating after feeling sick.

Meanwhile, in Kearny, the town announced their latest case of the coronavirus is an 82-year-old resident currently being treated at the Hackensack University Medical Center.

Through their own website, the Town of Kearny had previously noted three other coronavirus cases, as well as one fourth involving a non-resident that attends a local daycare.

Neither municipality provided any further information on their new patients.

Early this afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health said that there are now 55 positive cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County.

As of this writing, 42 patients been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, seven in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, four in Kearny, one in Bayonne, and now one in Secaucus.

Across the state, there have been 742 cases and nine deaths, at least one of which was in Hudson County.