The Kearny Department of Health has recorded the following COVID-19 Cases since 3/28/20:
Total Lab confirmed cases of Kearny residents (including fatalities): 106
The Town received information on the following 18 new positive cases:
60-year-old male recovering at home.
54-year-old female hospitalized at Bayonne Medical Center
52-year-old male hospitalized at Bayonne Medical Center.
37-year-old male hospitalized at Overlook Medical Center.
44-year-old female hospitalized at Overlook Medical Center.
21-year-old female recovering at home.
41-year-old male recovering at home.
58-year-old female hospitalized at Englewood Hospital.
70-year-old male hospitalized at Holy Name Medical Center.
27-year-old male recovering at home
27-year-old male recovering at home (Identical twins case)
48-year-old male hospitalized at University Medical Center.
27-year-old male recovering at home.
28-year-old male recovering at home
1-year-old male recovering at home
30-year-old male recovering at home
22-year-old female recovering at home.
41-year-old male hospitalized at Clara Maass.
Total Lab confirmed cases of nonresidents with activities in Kearny: 22
The Town received information on the following 5 new positive case:
5 inmates at the Hudson County Correctional Center in South Kearny.
Fatalities: 3 (also included in number for Total Lab confirmed cases above)
The Town received information on the following 1 new fatality:
A woman who was tested posthumously and tested positive for COVID-19. She had a preexisting heart condition.
All residents should stay at home unless they are considered an essential employee. While shopping at essential businesses such as food stores and pharmacies is permitted, residents should limit those activities as much as possible and take precautions such as not touching public surfaces, using disinfectant and washing their hands regularly.
Residents who exhibit any symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, or have a fever, should immediately self-quarantine at home and contact his or her physician. Leaving the house while showing any symptoms poses a high risk of exposing other members of the community to coronavirus.
From time to time you will hear the terminology COVID-19 confirmed case throughout this pandemic. To be a confirmed case the person must test positive at a CDC or an approved laboratory.
As defined by the CDC, The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.
How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials and involves considering specifics of each situation including disease severity, illness signs and symptoms, and results of laboratory testing for that patient.
While individuals are considered infectious, local or long-distance travel should occur only by medical transport (e.g., ambulance or air medical transport) or private vehicle. Isolation and travel restrictions are removed upon determination by public health authorities that the person is no longer considered to be infectious.
Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from isolation is made on a case by case basis and includes meeting all of the following requirements:
- The patient is free from fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- The patient is no longer showing symptoms, including cough.
- The patient has tested negative on at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart.
Someone who has been released from isolation is not considered to pose a risk of infection to others.