CLARK, NJ – The township saw a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases this week.  According to Clark’s Health Department, there were ten new cases reported in the last five days.

This is a significant change to recent trends which saw Clark averaging 1 to 2 cases per week throughout the summer months according to officials.

Since March Clark has seen a total of 289 confirmed cases. The Clark Health Office does not release demographic information about cases.

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Governor Murphy reported this week that NJ’s overall positivity rate of 2.2 is one of the best in the nation. The rate of transmission is 1.15 which is still higher than the target of 1.0 or lower.

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