Union City police caution that there have been 206 new COVID-19 cases in the past week

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The Union City Police Department is advising residents to proceed with caution as there have been 206 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past seven days.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We have seen a rapid spike of 206 new cases over the last 7 days. This needs to be taken seriously and we need to ensure we are all doing what we can to be safe,” the UCPD posted on their Facebook page this morning.

“Please continue to wear a face mask in public places and do so in the correct way by covering both your nose and mouth. Additionally, please continue to practice social distancing.”

Like neighboring Hoboken, Union City has cancelled all city-sponsored Halloween events, urging parents to social distance, wear a face covering, and avoid contact as much as possible if they decide to take their children trick or treating.

To date, the UCPD has reported 4,097 coronavirus cases within city limits, along with 222 deaths.

Earlier this week, the Union City Board of Education began scaling back the amount of staff needed in their buildings, as only HCV reported.

Union City, Kearny, and Harrison are the three Hudson County municipalities where COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent weeks, according to data released from each municipality.

Minutes ago, the New Jersey Department of Health updated their statewide tallies to show that Hudson County have the third most confirmed coronavirus cases and related fatalities in the state, reaching figures of 23,357 and 1,373, respectively, along with 157 “probable deaths.”