COVID-19 cases surge in North Hudson

Union City, North Bergen and West New York have been hit hard

On Oct. 26, Union City distributed food to residents in need.
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On Oct. 26, Union City distributed food to residents in need.

North Hudson COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

Residents can get tested for COVID-19 and antibodies in Union City at 36th Street between Bergenline Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard.

For Monday and Friday appointments, call 201-537-5704; for Tuesday and Thursday appointments, call 201-366-8465. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday and Saturday.

Appointments are required.

Union City

Union City has 4,409 confirmed cases and 226 deaths as of Nov. 5.

This is the third consecutive week in which cases have jumped by more than 100. Deaths have jumped by eight over a week.

“As the weather gets colder and fewer events will be held outside, we urge you to practice safe habits like avoiding large crowds and staying home if you are ill,” stated an update by the city.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a face mask and social distancing. When in a public place, you should wear a face mask over your mouth and nose. Studies have shown that wearing a face mask will reduce your risk.”

For assistance, call Mayor Stack’s office at 201-348-5757 or his cell at 201-376-1942.

North Bergen

There were 3,259 cases and 237 deaths in North Bergen as of Nov. 4.

This is the third consecutive week that North Bergen experienced an increase of more than 100 cases.

“Across the U.S., the number of positive coronavirus cases is rising,” according to a COVID-19 update from the township. “Health officials have been predicting a winter spike, and it appears to be taking place.”

Now is not the time to let your guard down. Wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently and thoroughly.

Call 201-392-2157 or email NBCares@northbergen.org to request free masks.

Free tests are available by appointment-only with proof of residency.

Call the Walk-in Urgent Care Center, 7405 Bergenline Avenue, at (201) 636-6763. Or call Diligent Medical Care, 3725 Liberty Avenue, at (201) 834-8887 or text COVID to (973) 447-3559.

Secaucus

As of Nov. 5, Secaucus reported 811 cases and 50 deaths.

In the November town newsletter, Mayor Michael Gonnelli said, “I would like to remind everyone that the pandemic is not over yet. Please don’t let your guard down. Continue to be mindful of hygiene practices that have now become part of our lives.”

Fall presents unique challenges.

“Soon, there will be many occasions to celebrate with Thanksgiving and the holiday season on the horizon,” Gonnelli said. “But like all other events this year, we may have to adjust how we celebrate these special days. With reservations about traveling and quarantine requirements, some of us may not be able to gather the way we did in prior years. But we will get through this together.”

Weehawken

There were 15 active cases, 439 recoveries, and 23 deaths as of Nov. 4.

At the Weehawken council meeting on Nov. 5, Mayor Richard Turner said the township will reinforce mask-wearing and social distancing in preparation for a rough winter.

Recently, Weehawken had an outbreak among township employees. Turner said it is now “under control” but counseled vigilance.

Turner said that the “COVID-19 guards” at senior buildings make sure no leaves or enters without a mask and that everyone sanitizes their hands before entering.

West New York

In WNY, there were 2,500 cases and 142 deaths as of Nov. 4.

The town provides food to residents struggling amid COVID-19. Call 201-295-5100.

Guttenberg

Guttenberg has not issued a COVID-19 update in November. As of Oct. 27, the town tallied 25 cases, 219 recoveries, and 32 deaths.

Guttenberg recorded zero COVID-19 cases over the summer.

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