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Newark Mayor: ’Ironbound COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate at 41%’

By rlsmetro on

The following is a message from the Honorable Newark Mayor Ras Baraka:

“The test positivity rate in Newark is 21 percent, twice that of the State, and in the East Ward (Ironbound) it is an alarming 41 percent.

“So, we are urging all Newark residents and businesses to follow the guidelines and instructions for this holiday season.

“We cannot risk a continual spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We cannot go back to where we were in April and May. But what we can do is urge everyone to be responsible, cautious, and think of the greater good.

People’s lives depend on this.”