Kearny now has 21 COVID-19 fatalities

The Town of Kearny now has a total of 21 COVID-19 related fatalities with 478 total positive cases to date, according to statistics from the Board of Health.

Over the last week, the town has had a daily increases in newly reported cases between 18 on the low daily end to 30, which occurred April 8.


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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.