Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun died April 6 at the age of 65 from coronavirus related complications.
Yun tested positive for coronavirus on March 29 after being hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms at the Jersey City Medical Center on March 24. Yun was serving his second term representing Ward D on the city council.
Jersey City became New Jersey’s first municipal district to report 1,000 cases on April 3. On April 7, Fulop reported 47 confirmed fatalities due to COVID-19 in Jersey City.
Yun was first elected in 2013 and won re-election to office in 2017. He was one of nine councilmembers. Vacancies in the Jersey City Council are filled by appointment by other members of the council.