HOBOKEN, NJ- Offering a reminder that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, the Hoboken Health Department has reported eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, seven cases were reported on Saturday, two Sunday, and two on Monday. Hoboken has a total of 583 total, known cases. No new fatalities have been recorded, keeping the city's number at 30. The announcement comes after what could be characterized as a very quiet period for the local caseload. 
"We have seen a slight uptick in cases related to travel outside of New Jersey to regions with a substantial rise in new cases," said Mayor Bhalla. "If you have traveled out of state to any of these areas, I strongly encourage you to get tested at least five days after returning at Riverside Medical, and to self-quarantine for a full 14 days."

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As states—including New Jersey—begin efforts to restore travel and commercial activity, numbers have begun to rise nationwide. The United States has seen over 122,000 COVID-related fatalities as of June 23, and 2.36 million cases. Of those, 733,000 have recovered.

"If at all possible, I also encourage all residents to postpone any type of travel to other states with high rates of new cases, such as Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and more," said Bhalla.

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