Editor’s Note 6:15 p.m.: TAPinto Red Bank will continue to follow the Mayor’s condition, however, we will not speculate on the diagnosis. This story has substantially been re-written since its original publication to show only facts that can be confirmed at this time. We apologize for the original oversights.

RED BANK, NJ: Red Bank Mayor Pasquale “Pat” Menna has been in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Riverview Medical Center for an unknown condition for the past several days, according to several sources.

TAPinto Red Bank sent emails to council President Ed Zipprich and councilman Erik Yngstrom to determine how the borough is being managed and run with both Mayor Menna and Business Administrator Shehady on the sidelines.  The calls have not been returned as of press time.

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Shehady was diagnosed with COVID-19 last Thursday, announcing his positive test in a Facebook post. He first experienced symptoms on March 14. He was at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital participating in a plasmapheresis program for recovered coronavirus patients.

Shehady said on Facebook: “Recovered COVID-19 patients like myself may be able to help critically ill patients.”

According to the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, eight cases of coronavirus have been confirmed over the past several days.

TAPinto Red Bank has not been able to confirm Menna’s diagnosis. Calls to reach Menna have not been returned as of press time.

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