Mayor Bhalla’s August 2nd Nixle alert lays out new COVID case numbers, the age brackets of those who have tested positive, the total number of known cases since the start of the pandemic, recent information from the CDC regarding the DELTA variant, and more. Read on for the latest updates regarding COVID in Hoboken and New Jersey overall.
The Hoboken Health Department Reports the New COVID-19 Cases
July 23: 10
July 24: 4
July 25: 3
July 26: 8
July 27: 10
July 28: 14
July 29: 6
July 30: 3
July 31: 6
August 1: 15
August 2: 8
Age Breakdown of Confirmed Cases from July 23 – July 30
Updated Hoboken Vaccination Rate
All ages: 68% (first dose)
18 and over: 76% (first dose)
30 and over: 86% (first dose)
65 and over: nearly 100% (first dose)
All ages: 62% (second dose)
18 and over: 70% (second dose)
30 and over: 80% (second dose)
65 and over: 95% (second dose)
Contact Tracing Update from HHD
The Hoboken Health Department is continuing to conduct diligent contact tracing for every positive COVID-19 case. Trends of recent cases include the following:
-Exposed via another household/family contact
-Social gatherings of family and friends, primarily ages 40 and under.
-Attended a large event such as BBQ, baby shower, wedding, sports venue, bars
-Travel both domestic and international
-Travel to Jersey Shore
-Children exposed at extracurricular activities
-Cases with no known exposure
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Hoboken has had 5,194 known, confirmed cases. The number of fatalities remains at 52.
Hoboken University Medical Center currently reports treating two individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, which include one Hoboken resident, who is unvaccinated.
Reporting for the month of July, as of July 30th, shows that Hoboken has had 102 COVID-19 cases, including 63 individuals who were fully vaccinated and had minor or no symptoms, 37 who were unvaccinated, and two who were partially vaccinated.
Testing + Vaccinations in Hoboken
Hoboken currently provides four days of testing per week, in partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding, Prompt MD, and the State of New Jersey at 605 Jackson Street and 221 Jackson Street.
The City continues to to provide two walk-in City-sponsored days of vaccination clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of August, in partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy and Better Life Pharmacy.
View Hoboken’s updated vaccine schedule here.
View Hoboken’s updated testing schedule here.
If you are a Hoboken resident and need a copy of your vaccination record, please feel free to email LMedeiros@hobokennj.gov.
Recent Information from CDC on Delta Variant
“Last week, the CDC provided updated data and guidance indicating that the Delta variant is more contagious than previously known, and is more transmissible than viruses that cause the common cold or flu. According to the CDC, the Delta variant may be more likely to result in severe illness, and that breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated could be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases. Nonetheless, the key takeaway remains the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines remain extremely effective in preventing hospitalizations or death, and are still helping prevent the large majority of COVID-19 cases,” the Nixle alert stated.
New Jersey’s Cases Update
According to Governor Murphy, 4,909,743 New Jersey Residents have been fully vaccinated individuals as of July 19th.
Among the fully vaccinated, there were:
6,381 COVID+ cases (0.13%)
195 COVID-related hospitalizations (0.004%)
50 COVID-related deaths (0.001%)
The state-wide data above demonstrates that while breakthrough cases are possible, it is extremely rare to result in hospitalization or death. Unvaccinated individuals make up over 99% of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths state-wide.