CLARK, NJ – The township is following a state trend with a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases each week as compared to just a few months ago. In the last two weeks, ending on October 16, there have been a total of 18 new cases reported in town according to Clark’s Health Department. During the summer months Clark averaged one or two cases per week.
The total cases of COVID-19 in the township now stands at 312 since March. 310 of them have cleared, two are still under investigation according to Health Officer, Nancy Raymond. Cleared cases include those that have recovered, are recovering or have died from the virus.
Governor Murphy reported at Thursdays' briefing that the statewide positivity rate for all tests recorded on Oct. 11 was 4.35%, and the statewide rate of transmission was at 1.16
He additionally reminded New Jerseyans that without any vaccines or therapeutics, following social distancing guidelines, wearing masks and washing hands was the front-line defense against the virus as the seasons change. "As the weather cools, those numbers are not going to change themselves. Only we can change those numbers," he said.
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