West New York confirms 51-year-old woman as town’s 2nd positive case of coronavirus


The Town of West New York has confirmed that a 51-year-old woman is the town’s second positive case of the coronavirus, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The resident woman is currently in stable condition and is undergoing self-quarantine at home and the case is under review by the West New York Health Department, the mayor indicated.

“We are continuing to work with public health experts to protect our community to the best of our ability,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

“We urge residents to stay home if they are able and to practice social distancing and proper hygiene. Residents should know that we will continue to provide whatever information we can and take whatever steps are necessary to keep our community safe.”

West New York had the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Hudson County, a 32-year-old man who has recovered rapidly, which was first reported one week ago by HCV.

Since then, the town has announced preventative measures including closing Town Hall to the public, while the board of education was one of many school districts who said they’d be switching to a remote learning plan this week.

Overall, there are currently 11 cases confirmed in Hudson, according to the New Jersey Department of Health as of about 5 p.m. this evening.

Thus far, eight cases have been announced publicly: three in Hoboken, three in Jersey City, and now two in West New York.