HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said, in a nightly coronavirus update on Monday, that the Hoboken Health Department noted seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, two Sunday, and two Monday, after a recent week in which there was only one new case. That brings the total of confirmed cases of Hoboken residents to 583.
Bhalla noted a “slight uptick” related to “travel outside of New Jersey to regions with a substantial rise in new cases.” Media reports have said that several states have suffered recent spikes, including states that lifted stay-at-home restrictions sooner.
Bhalla encouraged people to postpone travel to places such as Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and other states with spikes, and said those who go there should get tested after coming back. See more of his update here.
Last Thursday, Bhalla said there had been one new case of coronavirus the previous day, but