SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 4,342 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 5 new cases overnight; and two deaths, increasing the death toll to 449.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported a total of 172,742 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 123 days ago, and a total of 13,308 deaths during that time, an increase of 57 overnight. There have been 1,463,913 COVID-19 tests administered statewide.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 11,111,182 with 526,723 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Friday morning.

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The CDC this morning reported 131,885 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 2,812,042 cases. 

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 130 Franklin Township residents; 69 in Bridgewater; 54 in Hillsborough; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 14 in Bound Brook; 12 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, 41, Bernardsville Borough, 67; Bernards Township, 274; Branchburg, 87; Bridgewater, 483; Bound Brook, 333: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,314; Green Brook, 146; Hillsborough, 387; Manville, 153; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 116; North Plainfield, 328; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 115; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 142; South Bound Brook, 83; Warren, 134; Watchung, 87.

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 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.