Bayonne Reports 2 New Fatalities and 153 Recovered Residents

COVID-19 UPDATE 4/23/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Mayor Davis has advised us that two more Bayonne residents have unfortunately passed away due to Coronavirus-related illness.  A 90yr old female and a 72yr old male, have raised  Bayonne to 43 deaths attributed to this pandemic.  Mayor Davis extends his deepest condolences to the families of these residents.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 584*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 153 Bayonne residents that are RECOVERED.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.

Bayonne Medical Center Testing:  The BMC conducts Drive-Up testing at Veterans Stadium each weekday.  BMC has opened the testing to patients of all Bayonne doctors.  In order to be tested at this site, your doctor must schedule you for an appointment.  If your doctor says he/she isn’t aware of the procedure, advise your doctor to call the BMC for instructions.  DO NOT SHOW UP AT THIS SITE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. Please do not call the City Hall hotlines/OEM for assistance with appointments, only your physician can schedule you for an appointment at this site.  Veterans Stadium will be closed to the public during the daily testing (10am-12pm).  Again, only your doctor can schedule you for an appointment.  If your doctor is unaware, tell him/her to call the BMC for instructions.

Hudson County Testing: The Hudson County Regional Testing Site in Secaucus is open to all residents in Hudson County.  This free site does not require a prescription or doctor referral.  You must, however, be pre-screened as only SYMPTOMATIC people are being tested. If you are approved for testing you will be given an appointment. 201-388-1097/646-862-1161

PLASMA/ANTIBODIES: The BMC is actively seeking RECOVERED COVID-19 people to become donors to help find the cure.  Please call 201-274-4644 or email covidplasmabayonne@carepointhealth.org.