With 129 COVID-19 cases in Hoboken, Riverside Medical Group opening testing to all residents

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With the City of Hoboken’s COVID-19 cases reaching 129, the Riverside Medical Group is expanding their testing site eligibility to all residents.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hoboken Health Department today reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in Hoboken. Overall, there are 129 confirmed cases in Hoboken,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

He added that anyone under self-quarantine can contact the CERT team to get them groceries and that service can be requested at 201-420-5620.

The mayor also said he was happy to announce their are now enough coronavirus testing kits to open up the RMC’s testing center to the general public. It had previously only been open to their patients.

“While testing centers are open in Hudson County and across the state, with the surge in cases expected, it’s important for residents with COVID-19 symptoms to have more convenient access to testing right here in Hoboken.”

There are currently four testing sites open in Hudson County: two in Jersey City, one in Bayonne, and one in Secaucus.

In addition to the RMC drive-through facility, there is also a new site in Union City opening on Monday for all North Hudson residents. They are currently seeking active or retired medical professionals to volunteer.

The details of when and how the RMC will be expanding their availability is still to be determined.

This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that there are now 1,910 cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County, along with 29 deaths – both the third most in the state by county.

As of 8:30 p.m., other disclosed cases tallies from across the county are as follows:

Jersey City – 820, North Bergen – 263, Union City – 174, West New York – 155, Kearny – 88, Secaucus – 87, Weehawken – 50 (12 recovered), Harrison – 34, Guttenberg  – 15,  and East Newark – 5 (1 recovered).