Hoboken, Jersey City confirm 1st cases of coronavirus as number jumps to 50 cases statewide

Kimberly Dole
March 13, 2020 - 2:42 pm


JERSEY CITY, N.J (1010 WINS) -- There are 21 new cases of coronavirus in New Jersey, bringing the total number of cases to 50, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday.

The announcement came hours after Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla announced the city's first positive case of coronavirus.

The patient is a man in his 40s and is in isolation in Hoboken after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to the Hoboken Health Department, they have been in close contact with the individual and anticipate the likelihood of additional positive cases to be confirmed.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop also announced Friday morning that they have the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus.

"This morning we have our first presumptive positive case of #CoronaVirus in #JerseyCity. As mentioned at the press conference yesterday we have had several people go through the testing process (7) over the last few weeks who felt symptoms - all tested," Fulop tweeted.

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