BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported an increase of 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Sunday.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state one year ago, an increase of 2,870 overnight. The death toll in New Jersey is 22,297, an increase of 11 overnight.

The county reported four new confirmed cases in Bedminster and three in Bernardsville on Sunday. However, the statewide rT (rate of transmission) has dropped steadily over the last couple of weeks from 1.10 in late March to 0.96 on Sunday. An rT of below 1.00 means that the virus is spreading to less than one new person for each one infected.

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The number of new announced positive COVID tests in the state has fallen by 18 percent when comparing the latest seven-day average to one week ago.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 401; Bernardsville, 545; Bernards Township, 1,371; Bound Brook, 1,133; Branchburg, 839; Bridgewater, 2,522; Far Hills, 57; Franklin, 5,572; Green Brook, 500; Hillsborough/Millstone, 2,215; Manville, 963; Montgomery, 959; North Plainfield, 1,721; Peapack-Gladstone, 214; Raritan, 573; Rocky Hill, 22; Somerville, 1,029; South Bound Brook, 431; Warren, 895; Watchung, 393.