Two Bayonne women, ages 93 and 38, died from complications related to COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the city’s total number of fatalities to five as their current cases reach 110.
“It is my sad duty to advise you that we lost two more Bayonne residents to the coronavirus yesterday: a 93-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman. Our entire city grieves these losses and we offer our condolences to the family,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a robocall.
“Although the coronavirus does not discriminate when choosing its victims, it is the elderly and those who have pre-existing conditions and weakened immune systems who are especially hit hard by the virus.”
Yesterday, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said their city has 110 current cases of COVID-19, the same day that Davis announced their third related fatality.
Around 5:40 p.m., they updated that number to 136 and said that at least six have recovered.
This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health said that Hudson County now has 1,606 coronavirus cases, the third most in the state by county.
Based on tallies released this morning, Jersey City accounts for just over half of those with 820 cases, with at least 19 deaths throughout the county announced by their respective municipalities.