HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said on Friday that coronavirus cases are on the rise in the mile-square city, and he cautioned residents to avoid indoor parties and travel to places with spikes.
Bhalla updated the city’s coronavirus case numbers Friday, saying the city had confirmed 28 new cases in the previous five days, a larger increase than in months.
“The Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) has reported additional hospitalizations, as well as patients on ventilators,” Bhalla said.
He said that the Hoboken Health Department has reported the following new COVID-19 cases in Hoboken:
Oct. 4: 5
Oct. 5: 7
Oct. 6: 4
Oct. 7: 4
Oct. 8: 7
Oct. 9: 1
That meant that as of Friday, 833 residents have tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fatalities remain unchanged at 31 total, with no new resident deaths since May.
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