BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,361 cases of COVID-19 in the county, an increase of 11 new cases overnight, with the death toll increasing by two victims to 451.
Bernards Township did not have any new cases. There have been a total of 275 recorded COVID-19 cases in the municipality since the start of the pandemic.
The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported a total of 173,402 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 125 days ago, and a total of 13,355 deaths during that time, an increase of 23 overnight. There have been 1,534,640 COVID-19 tests administered statewide.
There were 917 statewide hospitalizations due to the coronavirus as of Saturday evening, the lowest number in more than three months and nearly 90 percent less than the more than 8,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Jersey at the peak of the virus in April.
Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 41; Bernardsville, 67; Bernards Township, 275; Branchburg, 89, Bridgewater, 483; Bound Brook, 335: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,320; Green Brook, 145; Hillsborough, 389; Manville, 154; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 118; North Plainfield, 329; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 115; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 143; South Bound Brook, 83; Warren, 136; Watchung, 88.
COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, on Thursday, July 9. 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 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.