Active COVID-19 cases on the decline

The number of new cases is finally decreasing

As of Feb. 4, there were approximately 400 active cases, according to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The number of active cases has declined by 100 since Jan. 28.

According to OEM, the number of new active cases has been decreasing over the last week. Since Jan. 28, there were only 194 new cases. In comparison, there were approximately 350 to 400 new cases each week for the last several weeks.

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OEM encouraged residents to keep practicing “COVID-sense” and to get vaccinated.

“I want to thank you all for your cooperation and patience as we work our way through this pandemic and the recent major snowstorm,” said Mayor James Davis. “The Bayonne spirit is amazing. I’m always proud to be from this city.”

Residents are encouraged to wear masks, social distance, and practice good hygiene.

Get tested

Patients with an appointment can be tested inside their vehicles at the Emergency Room Driveway entrance to Bayonne Medical Center every day from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The walk-in COVID-19 testing site at the Bayonne Community Museum at 229 Broadway will be open on Feb. 16, 17, 23, and 24.

The RiteAid at 54th Street and Broadway offers free testing for all residents over 18 via drive-thru. Visit riteaid.com to register. Residents do not need to be symptomatic, nor do they need a prescription.

CityMD at 904 Bayonne Crossing Way offers tests for walk-ins only; call 551-497-5675 for more information.

Residents can get tested at Broadway Care Pharmacy at 516 Broadway, and Total Care Pharmacy at 596 Broadway. Call 201-437-5100 for Broadway Care Pharmacy and 201-535-5080 for Total Care Pharmacy.

Testing is available from Dr. Ahab Gabriel at 449 Ave. C, and Hudson DNA and Testing at 150 Pulaski St. Call 201-374-1103 for Dr. Gabriel and 201-994-6594 for Hudson DNA and Testing.

Call 551-214-3500 for an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health at 519 Broadway.

To get a test at BHMG United Medical at 988 Broadway, call 201-339-6111 or visit unitedmed.com.

CityMD and BMC are conducting antibody testing. Residents can call 2-1-1 for a list of testing sites throughout the state.

The Bayonne Health Department is immediately notified of positive results and contacts individuals to begin contact tracing. The BHD advises residents who have recently taken a COVID-19 test to be sure to answer their phones for contact tracers and staff.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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