The Township of Weehawken reported their first two COVID-19-related deaths this evening as three of the five municipalities in North Hudson are indicating that have over 100 confirmed coronavirus cases.
“Weehawken has 40 in total, 30 of them are active, and eight of them are cleared. Unfortunately, 2 residents have died from complications of the coronavirus in area hospitals,” Mayor Richard Turner said in a statement.
Minutes ago, Union City Mayor Brian Stack said in a social media video that there are now 124 cases in his municipality, urging any residents in need to call his office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m at 201-348-5757, or his cell phone any time after 4:00 p.m. – 201-376-1942.
Additionally, the Town of West New York posted on Instagram that they have 128 cases, with North Bergen announcing 158 patients throughout the township on their website last night.
Furthermore, Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt said that while his town’s cases had only gone up slightly in the past few days, from 10 to 15, they had just experienced their first coronavirus fatality.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I also inform you of 1 death due to complications related to COVID-19. Our thoughts are with these residents and their families during this time, especially with the family who has lost a loved one,” he wrote in a letter to residents.
Overall, that means there are 435 cases of COVID-19 in North Hudson, about 35 percent of the total in Hudson County, 1,314, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.