SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,256 cases, an increase of 8 new cases overnight and a total of 444 deaths.

Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 deaths.

New Jersey has recorded a total of 169,892 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first hospitalization 113 days ago, and 12,995 deaths, an increase of 46 overnight, according to Wednesday's update from the State Department of Health. A total of 1,299,645 COVID-19 tests have been administered in New Jersey.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 9,423,897 with 481,455 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 123,746 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 2,438,881 cases. 

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 129 Franklin Township residents; 67 in Bridgewater; 53 in Hillsborough; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 14 in Bound Brook; 11 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 6 in Manville; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in Branchburg; 3 in South Bound Brook; 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, 40, Bernardsville Borough, 64; Bernards Township, 273; Branchburg, 84; Bridgewater, 468; Bound Brook, 328: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,291; Green Brook, 140; Hillsborough, 382; Manville, 150; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 108; North Plainfield, 328; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 114; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 139; South Bound Brook, 76; Warren, 133; Watchung, 85.

COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road on Thursday July 2. 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.

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 coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line. Faxes can be sent to 908-704-8042.