HOBOKEN, NJ – Mayor Ravi Bhalla said Thursday morning that one new case of coronavirus was reported in the city Wednesday, bringing the total to 572 residents who tested positive. Before that, there were no reports of new cases since the previous Wednesday.
There have been no new deaths reported since May 21. On June 9, Bhalla said the city had learned of a woman in her 80s who had died of the virus a month earlier but hadn’t been counted with residents. She was the 30th announced case.
Bhalla said Thursday, “No demonstrators [in the local George Floyd protest] from Hoboken tested at Riverside were positive for COVID-19.” Bhalla has said that mask-wearing helped the protestors. In fact, new studies have supported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that mask-wearing is very helpful in cutting down on (but not eliminating entirely) the spread of the virus.