BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As we have seen COVID trends significantly swing in the wrong direction across the country, Bloomfield has seen the number of cases significantly decrease and level out since it peaked in the area in April.

Despite a slight increase over the past seven days, there is an explanation for it and the Township is still implementing precautions to keep the cases in check. Both charts showing the overall number of Township cases since March and the seven day average are included.

As of 09/15, the total cases in Bloomfield stands at 1192 with 65 deaths.

In a Facebook post, Mayor Michael Venezia helped explain the meaning of the graphs. "There are two pictures of graphs. One is a seven day rolling average and as you can see we’ve seen a slight uptick in cases the last ten days. Our health department is on top of these and from what we are seeing the majority is from family gatherings, including some from a funeral. We as a township are monitoring the cases in the hospitals in the area and they are at a minimum. Again, the more we practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash our hands and just be smart we can keep our cases at a reasonable number. The second graph is our overall cases from March to yesterday."