Jersey City coronavirus cases surpass 100; 2 cops test positive, Mayor Fulop says

Posted at 9:53 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 10:32:38-04

JERSERY CITY, N.J. — The number of coronavirus cases in Jersey City has surpassed 100, including two police officers who have tested positive, Mayor Steven Fulop told PIX11 Morning News on Wednesday.

The city now has 101 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — up from 85 cases on Tuesday, Fulop said.

"We are seeing issues at our hospitals around capacity," he added.

In addition to the two police officers who tested positive, Fulop said another 16 are quarantined and 45 more who are home with coronavirus-like symptoms. Twenty-four officers have also returned to work after self-isolating for possible coronavirus, he said.

"It's definitely hurt public safety. We are adjusting deployment, but we are fully staffed and answering all of the calls, so we're managing," Fulop added.

The mayor is expected to release more information on new coronavirus cases later Wednesday.