The most recent COVID-19 report released from the Hoboken Health Department on Friday showed the city had 28 new, coronavirus cases last week.  The age group with the highest rise in cases in the Mile Square City remains residents aged 17 to 30.

That information does not mean younger age groups are immune.

On Friday, the Elysian Charter School was forced to close after one of its students tested positive for COVID.  The school enrolls students from kindergarten through the eighth grade.  Over the weekend school officials announced that they were switching to all remote learning as a result of the positive, student test.

Governor Phil Murphy has reported in recent days that certain areas of the state, particularly shore communities and southern New Jersey, have seen a spike in positive COVID-19 cases.  This includes a rise in hospitalizations and patients in intensive care.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla issued a statement saying, as of Friday, “833 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.  748 residents have been reported as fully recovered.  Fatalities remain unchanged at 31 total.  The Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) has reported additional hospitalizations, as well as patients on ventilators.”

As for the Elysian Charter School, the student who has tested positive has not been identified due to his/her age, nor has the grade level.