SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,601 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus county-wide, an increase of 15 cases overnight, with 479 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported a total of 178,858 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 145 days ago, and a total of 13,856 deaths during that time, an increase of 11 overnight.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 16,076,857 with 645,221 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Saturday morning.

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The CDC this morning reported 148,979 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,282,752 cases.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 137 Franklin Township residents; 73 in Hillsborough; 69 in Bridgewater; 43 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 14 in Raritan; 13 in Bound Brook; 6 in Manville; 6 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 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, 45, Bernardsville Borough, 73; Bernards Township, 284; Branchburg, 95, Bridgewater, 498; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,384; Green Brook, 145; Hillsborough, 453; Manville, 159; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 127; North Plainfield, 346; Peapack-Gladstone, 42; Raritan, 123; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 148; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 149; Watchung, 98.