SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported an increase of 111 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus countywide overnight, including reports of 15 additional cases in Bernards Township.

The latest tally by Somerset County brings the total number of cases to 8,888 with 537 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8. 

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 346,206 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 270 days ago, an increase of 4,296 overnight. There was an increase of 55 deaths, bringing the state total to 15,309. There have been 6,133.587 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 64,543,509 including 1,493,921 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Wednesday morning, with 14,152.104 cases in the United States and 277,738 deaths.

No new deaths took place overnight in the Somerset Hills, including Bernards Township. The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 165 Franklin Township residents; 81 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 75 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 39 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 16 in Watchung; 14 in Raritan; 16 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 11 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 in Branchburg; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 3 in South Bound Brook 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 total confirmed cases by town since March: Bedminster, 119, three more cases overnight, Bernardsville Borough, 187, the same as the previous day; Bernards Township, 530, up from 515 reported on Dec. 1; Branchburg, 243, Bridgewater, 950; Bound Brook, 572; Far Hills, 9; Franklin, 2,375; Green Brook, 218; Hillsborough/Millstone, 878; Manville, 345; Montgomery, 335; North Plainfield, 776; Peapack-Gladstone, 88; Raritan, 267; Rocky Hill, 7; Somerville, 338; South Bound Brook, 182; Warren, 309; Watchung, 160.

Click on the following link for COVID-19 test sites: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.

For more information, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us