Weehawken announces first two coronavirus cases, both ‘safely recovering at home’

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The Township of Weehawken has announced their first two coronavirus cases, indicating that both are “safely recovering at home” and urging residents not to panic.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Two residents (so far) that have tested positive, they are safely recovering at home. The purpose of the regulations put in place is to prevent as many residents as possible from contracting this disease. That is why social distancing is essential,” Mayor Richard Turner said in a statement.

“Thank you for your cooperation; remember, there is no need to panic. We will all get through this together.”

Like most Hudson County municipalities, Weehawken has declared a state of emergency and has been following a curfew since the beginning of the week.

Yesterday 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, 50 cases have been announced publicly: 25 in Jersey City, 13 in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, four in Kearny, one in Bayonne, one in Secaucus, and now two in Weehawken.

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