The spread of the coronavirus through a Seattle-area nursing home seemed to underscore a key point about the disease: Older and sicker individuals are most at risk. But it is also true that younger and middle-age adults, those in their 30s, 40s and 50s, are far from immune from catching the virus. Indeed, many of the cases across the U.S. have been reported in younger and middle-age adults.
The first clue that the wave of pandemic illness hitting New Jersey would sweep into Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck came a we week ago. It started with a handful of cases of coronavirus disease contracted by its own staff out in the community. Then the wave ac accelerated. Day after day, it doubled.
Bergen County has been hit hard by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, with over 60 cases in the county alone. The Bergen County town of Teaneck has been particularly impacted by the outbreak. News 12 New Jersey spoke with Holy Name Medical Center CEO Mike Maron about how his staff is handling a surge in cases at the Teaneck hospital and got his take on people who think the coronavirus response is overblown.
Tents set up outside the ER at Holy Name Medical Center to triage potential coronavirus cases. More than a 150 patients screened because of their travel or exposure to COVID-19. Several – ranging in age from 29 to 89 — in the ICU.