SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported one death and 17 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll now at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,212.
Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.
New Jersey has recorded a total of 167,703 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first hospitalization 106 days ago, and 12,769 deaths, an increase of 42 overnight, according to Wednesday's update from the State Department of Health.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 8,379,275 with 450.109 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Wednesday morning.
The CDC this morning reported 119,892 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 2,231,598 cases.
The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 126 Franklin Township residents; 66 in Bridgewater; 52 in Hillsborough; 45 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 31 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 13 in Bound Brook; 11 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 5 in Manville; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Branchburg; 2 in Bernardsville and one in Peapack-Gladstone.
No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills, Millstone or Rocky Hill.
Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 39, Bernardsville Borough, 63; Bernards Township, 274; Branchburg, 84; Bridgewater, 469; Bound Brook, 325: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,273; Green Brook, 135; Hillsborough, 378; Manville, 150; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 107; North Plainfield, 325; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 115; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 138; South Bound Brook, 71; Warren, 132; Watchung, 83.
COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road on Thursdays through June. Hunterdon and Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms and have an appointment can visit the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 18 and 25.
Testing, which is free of charge, is available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. Because priority is being given to those who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, residents must have a valid doctor’s prescription, ID and an appointment to receive testing.
Patients are required to provide a copy of their prescription, either by bringing it with them to the testing site, or by sending it via email in advance of the appointment. Patients or their physicians, can send the written authorization to the Somerset County Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line. Faxes can be sent to 908-704-8042.
Patients must schedule an appointment for testing at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com or by calling 908-237-7150